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
Already Tried: just brushing and flossing
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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
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