Gum Infection

Gum infection occurs when bacteria enter the place between two teeth and the gums. An infected gum looks red and swollen and bleeds on gentle touch. If left treated, it can result in a collection of pus (gum abscess), or infect the periodontal ligaments (periodontitis).

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Why is there a recurrent pus from the gums of a child even after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old child has caries on teeth. Since one year we observed pus in the gums above the front tooth. This pus frequently appears with mild pain and disappears within no time. We consulted a doctor who prescribed antibiotic Mox Kid for a week. After using this, again pus was foun...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can see in attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), actually, there are multiple apical infections. I suggest you please ask your dentist for dental X-ray, to find out the number of injected teeth and I think you need root canal treatment...  Read Full »

I have sensitivity in gums. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pain in my mouth. It is like sensitivity pain. I cannot say it is pain exactly, it is irritating a lot. No pain in teeth. It is feeling like itching in my gums (middle of the teeth). Please tell me what can I do.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to the characteristics you have mentioned, it seems that you have a mild gum infection. Do not worry it is common and not a big problem. You can follow some instructions given. Brush twice a day. Using floss at least once a day. Gum massage with gum ointmen...  Read Full »

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