I have a lump on the gum, under a tooth that had a root canal done

Patient: I have a lump on the gum, under a tooth that had a root canal done,with a gold crown, about 25 years ago. Could this be an abcess? They lymph nodes are not swollen

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Gender: Female
Age: 70
Already Tried: just brushing and flossing

Doctor: hi,
thanks for posting your question on Health.is.edu.

there is a high possibility of this lump being an abcess.

you will need a   antibiotics such as amoxycillin and then you will need an x ray

the x ray will determine if you have a

1) gum abcess
2)root abcess

the treatment for both varies is

please DO NOT apply heat, this tends to spread the infection around the face.

please feel free to ask any follow up question you have

Sincerely

Dr. Craig

One thought on “I have a lump on the gum, under a tooth that had a root canal done

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