ADVERTISEMENT

Q. How to prevent a gum pain from becoming an abscess?

Answered by
Dr. Ummah Mohammad
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 21, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 02, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am experiencing gum pain on a back molar. I am trying to catch it before it becomes an abscess. Please help.

I am currently on Levothyroxine.

#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I am sorry for the pain you are bearing. Though I needed more details and a photograph, what type of pain is it? Is it only around the gums or in the tooth also? If it is only in the gums means there is some periodontal problem maybe some food has got stuck up there. Do you remember eating any such thing recently, where you felt a sudden pressure on it or from the sides?

Under the prevailing situation you cannot go for a scaling even but kindly go for it as soon as possible. For now, I would suggest you to do a salt warm water rinse four to five times a day and gentle finger massage. You can also apply clove oil if you have.

If pain is not bearable you can go for a pain killer Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. As you have not mentioned whether there is a cavity or not I cannot prescribe you antibiotics.

Do revert back for more queries.

Thank you doctor,

There is a pain when I bite and I do not feel there is something in my gum. I have used the waterpik and brushed back there thoroughly.

#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Though mear brushing does not remove anything if stuck in the periodontal area yet if you say. I am prescribing you medicine it should help you subside the pain temporarily.

But an x-ray will tell what is the actual problem. For the permanent solution, make sure to get an x-ray done as soon as the Corona effect gets normal in your area.

Take these for now. Amoxicillin clavulanate 500 mg thrice daily for five days, Paracetamol 500 mg SOS thrice daily only until the pain is there. Do complete the course of Amoxicillin.

Do revert back after completing the medications.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
Periodontitis

When periodontitis is present, you can witness the following symptoms: Gum bleeding and swelling ... Next, the doctor will go for clinical examination, wherein the status of gums will be check...   Read full

I have tooth and gum pain below the right jaw. How to get rid of this?

.. gone through your query and attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see some gingival inflammation and also abrasion of teeth near the cervical area. That abrasion is also a cause for severe sensitivity to hot that you...   Read full

I have yellow stains in my teeth.May I use whitening toothpastes?

It is a permanent discoloration which cannot be removed by normal means like dental scaling ... A less expensive treatment is grinding away of the yellowish part of the teeth and filling it with ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Sexual Problems and Depression
Depression is one of the commonest psychiatric problems in the general population. About 10 % of men and more than doubl...  Read more»
Holiday Season During the Pandemic
Most of us wonder if there is a way to celebrate the holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic safely. Here are some i...  Read more»
Skin Care Tips To Win Over Winter
This article discusses a few tips to manage and protect your skin during winter.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dentist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.