ADVERTISEMENT

Q. I have a small bump on the left end of my mouth with yellow pus. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 28, 2020

Hello doctor,

I am a 25-year-old female. There is a small bump on my gum. It is not that painful. I tried pressing it, and there is yellow pus that came out of it. It is just so bothering and becomes painful whenever I eat. The bump is close to my teeth located at the far left end of my mouth. I am not taking any medications.

#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Kindly help me by uploading an image of the swollen lump along with the tooth as soon as possible. I will assist immediately as I receive an image. It is diagnostically important. I suspect periapical abscess.

Long term abscess might lead to bone loss and mobility. Chronic period without treatment might lead to a cyst. So urgent concern is needed. Kindly upload an image as soon as possible. I will be waiting. Please add if any further information you would like to address.

Once I receive the image, I will be prescribing medication that will help resolving the issue. But the tooth might need an extraction. Pain or no pain abscess means infection is persistent and has to be managed as early as possible.

Please reply and do not forget to mention any drug allergy or medical history.


Probable diagnosis:

Periapical abscess. Need an image of the area for confirmations and management and medications will be prescribed immediately.

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the pictures. For a clearer version, I decided to take a video of it and I noticed a bit discoloration on the bump part of my gum. The tooth before that bump has a small hole in it and the specific tooth has undergone several patches already and that tooth is a bit painful now. While, the tooth attached along with the bump does not hurt at all.

#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I went through the images and also seen the video (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It was very helpful.

You do not need any extraction to be precise. Nothing to worry in any case. There is a pocket formation due to food accumulation behind the lower second left molar leading to infection and swelling of the gums behind the tooth. The third molar is not an issue right now. The pocket formation took place as there is a gap for the eruption of lower left third molar. So, kindly follow my advice.

No extraction is needed. Just need medications to resolve the infection and swelling. Get scaling done to remove if any food particle accumulated in that place leading to infection.

I recommed capsule Sporidex 500 mg (Cephalexin 500 mg) one capsule BD for five days, tablet Metronidazole 400 mg one tablet BD for five days, tablet Ibuprofen one tablet BD for five days, capsule Omeprazole BD before meal for five days, and Betadine (Povidone-iodine 2%) mouthwash gargle in lukewarm water two to three times a day.

1. Avoid sticky or sweet food as much as possible.

2. Brush twice gently using a soft toothbrush.

The pocket formation or swelling has nothing to do with the lower third molar. No extraction is needed. Start the medication you will be fine two to three days but continue the medication for five days.

I hope this helps.


The Probable causes:

Pocket formation behind the lower second molar due to food accumulation, causing infection and swelling. Nothing to worry.

Probable diagnosis:

Pocket formation.

Treatment plan:

Medications for now. Needs scaling. No extraction needed. The infection and swelling will be resolved by medication. Floss whenever you brush that would clean the food accumulation and prevent pocket formation. You are just 16 third molar erupts by 18-20 years of age. It is a long time so nothing to worry.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

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



Related Questions:
How can I get the stuck food out of a pocket between molars?

Hi doctor,I have a spot that I think may be considered a pocket or may just be a spot between my molars where I get food stuck ... Gargle after every meal (preferably with lukewarm and salt water) and regarding ...   Read full

When will liver abscess get cured with Metronidazole?

.. have an amebic liver abscess, 6x7 cm is considered a large one. It is a protozoal infection that has spread from colon to liver. Medications treat the abscess in most cases, in a small number of cases surgery is required. Eradication of protozoal ...   Read full

Is it necessary to do another dressing over the steri-strips placed on my arm?

.. your concern. You can change your dressing by yourself at home by taking someone's help. You can apply Povidone-iodine cream and cotton and then wrap it with a bandage. Avoid placing the wound in water and do not keep it open. A small bleb in a wo...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Alzheimer's Disease - an Overview
Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative condition that can seriously hamper one's day to day activities and quality of life. ...  Read more»
My father is experiencing hospital delirium after ankle surgery. Please help.
Hi doctor, I am concerned about drug interaction for my father. He is experiencing hospital delirium after surgery. My ...  Read more»
Is there a chance for dengue reattack in the same season?
Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with dengue towards the end of last month. I was hospitalized for five days. I went through...  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.