Q. Why am I getting on and off painless abscess in gum?

Answered by
Dr. Sreekesh Menon
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 17, 2018

Hello doctor,

For over four months now, on my upper, outer gum, I have had an abscess. It comes and goes but never completely vanishes. It does not hurt at all. My tooth or molar looks fine. I would not even know it was there if my younger did not scrape over it.

Occasionally it has a small pussy head and it runs vertically. Any clue what it is without taking an X-ray? If it is an infected root can I reverse it with a clean diet and swishing with Peroxide or something?

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Hello,

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You have a periodontal abscess. For treating a periodontal abscess, the abscess will be drained and the periodontal pocket will be cleaned.

The surfaces of the root of the tooth will then be smoothed out by scaling and planing below the gum line. This helps the tooth heal and prevents further infections from occurring. It has to be done by a dentist.

Try using Chlorhexidine mouthwash for a month. It may help to reduce your condition.

For more information consult a dentist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist

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