Dentists in your Area:
, 22182
Distance: 15.6 Miles
Rockville, 20850
Distance: 17.7 Miles
Rockville, 20852
Distance: 19.5 Miles
Falls Church, 22044
Distance: 21.1 Miles
Frederick, 21701
Distance: 25.9 Miles
Silver Spring, 20904
Distance: 28.8 Miles
Laurel, 20707-5000
Distance: 33.4 Miles
Alexandria, 22314
Distance: 36.7 Miles
Ellicott City, 21042-3607
Distance: 37.5 Miles
Ellicott City, 21042-2801
Distance: 38.7 Miles
start your health research here
Search Checkdent
Search Forum

Gum Abscess

User Level:
Posted by: steelbar  (6 years ago)
Dear everyone,

I have what looked like a gum abscess (large lump) in the bottom left side of my mouth. It feels soft to touch but it does not hurt. My teeth do not hurt as well. I tried to push it to see if there is a pus that will come out but nothing happens. What can I do to get rid of this? I know it will rupture eventually but can I pop it with a sterile needle now? I would appreciate any advice!
User Level:
Posted by: 24_hours  (6 years ago)
Hello Steelbar!

You should call the oral surgeon and book an appointment. Do not use a needle to pop it.
User Level:
Posted by: Kobyfan  (6 years ago)

You should go to the dentist and have your teeth cleaned. You probably need an antibiotic to clear up the infection. If you left the infection untreated, it can spread to the other parts of your body.