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can i pop this lump on my gum?

(26 Posts)
redglow Mon 06-Feb-12 20:46:10

hi i have the most awful toothache i would rather give birth than put up with this pain. i think i have got an abscess as there is a big lump next to the tooth that hurts can i get a needle and just pop it?

minceorotherwise Mon 06-Feb-12 20:50:51

Ok, am not medical but common sense tells me that if you do that it may become infected. Think you need anti biotics to get rid of it. To get rid of the pain tonight, clove oil ? Gin? Lots of Nurofen plus? If rubbing gin on it doesn't work, drink the gin and get so drunk you can't feel it...presuming you are not pregnant !!!!

MoreBeta Mon 06-Feb-12 20:53:12

You need antibiotics and you need to go to a dentist. You can get severe blood poisoning from abscesses on the gum.

My dentist put me on antibiotics when I had an abscess under a tooth.

redglow Mon 06-Feb-12 20:59:39

How long did they take to kick in i think i have some upstairs.

redglow Mon 06-Feb-12 21:01:14

clove oil has not touched it, i have no gin

bran Mon 06-Feb-12 21:03:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

redglow Mon 06-Feb-12 21:04:48

I would love it to pop i would be so happy could i put a needle in it?

AnEcumenicalMatter Mon 06-Feb-12 21:07:59

When I had an abcess, I got it sorted initially by the emergency out-of-hours dentist at the local hospital who was able to relieve the pain, then I saw my own dentist a few days later who treated it properly and prescribed antibiotics....can't remember the name of the ABs but I remember being strictly instructed not to drink alcohol with them.

JasperJohns Mon 06-Feb-12 21:11:37

I had this once and I popped it, just by applying pressure.

I think if you have amoxicillin, that's what the dentist would prescribe or sometimes metronidazole if infection has spread. I would take the anti-b's just to get them in my system whilst waiting for dentist appt.

minceorotherwise Mon 06-Feb-12 21:13:31

Sorry you are having such a nightmare, I would keep going with the clove oil (cotton wool, soaked, hold onto abscess ). If that didn't work I would go painkiller route, what have you got handy?

redglow Mon 06-Feb-12 21:14:12

yes i have amoxicillin.going to take it

redglow Mon 06-Feb-12 21:17:13

I have taken nurofen minceotherwise,

slalomsuki Mon 06-Feb-12 21:24:20

I popped mine recently just by pressing on it. It's no real different to a spot or a boil that is on the skin. Dentist told me I had done the right thing and then gave me antibiotics to clear up any remainder. The sense of relief and also perverse pleasure was immense and the pain vanished.

I say go for it and keep pressing until it bleeds cleanly.

JasperJohns Mon 06-Feb-12 21:27:22

I feel for you redglow. Nothing worse than dental pain imo

startail Mon 06-Feb-12 21:33:29

Best pus porn ever bursting a huge abscess on a tooth.
However, I eventually lost the tooth.
Get ye to the dentist.

Jellykat Mon 06-Feb-12 21:33:53

Nnnnooo don't just pop it, try rinsing your mouth with hot (not boiling hot) salt water, if its about to burst, it will with the heat - while the salt will act as an antiseptic.
Make sure you spit the crap out if it bursts, and if it then starts bleeding rinse with cold water.

minceorotherwise Mon 06-Feb-12 21:36:41

Yes, what Jelly said. Hope you are ok, nothing much worse than tooth pain

SixtyFootDoll Mon 06-Feb-12 21:41:07

I burst my abcess by pressing on it, was lush.

But I needs up having tooth removed too.

redglow Mon 06-Feb-12 21:50:44

keep pressing but it will not burst

Jellykat Mon 06-Feb-12 21:57:02

Fetch the hot water and towels!!

minceorotherwise Mon 06-Feb-12 21:57:42

Oh god redglow! Have you done the hot salty water thing yet? Try to get your max dose of painkiller (without over doing it) and get some sleep. Your need appt ASAP tomorrow. Can you get someone else to call for you, so you can stay asleep as long as possible ?

redglow Tue 07-Feb-12 06:40:12

Sleep what's that thanks for all your advice will making an appointment ASAP .

LIZS Tue 07-Feb-12 12:32:54

You need to see a dentist asap. I had a pusy spot on my gum and it indicated that the nerve had died and needed a root canal filling.

EmpressDarkAngel Sun 08-Jun-14 18:36:02

This will tell you the safest way to drain an abcess along your gumline; and you should be on or get on Anti-biotics immediately and must eventually see a dentist either way. It also gives a couple of non-envasive ways to bring the abcess to a head on its own; these methods are below the instructions for lancing. Please read this article thoroughly and completely before making a decision, so click on the link below marked Dental Abcess Treatments...

Dental Abcess Treatments

thanksGood Luck!!!thanks

Empress Dark Angel

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EmpressDarkAngel Sun 08-Jun-14 18:37:59

This will tell you the safest way to drain an abcess along your gumline; and you should be on or get on Anti-biotics immediately and must eventually see a dentist either way. It also gives a couple of non-envasive ways to bring the abcess to a head on its own; these methods are below the instructions for lancing. Please read this article thoroughly and completely before making a decision, so click on the link below marked Dental Abcess Treatments...

Dental Abcess Treatments

thanksGood Luck!!!thanks

Empress Dark Angel

smilegrinwink

EmpressDarkAngel Sun 08-Jun-14 18:38:32

This will tell you the safest way to drain an abcess along your gumline; and you should be on or get on Anti-biotics immediately and must eventually see a dentist either way. It also gives a couple of non-envasive ways to bring the abcess to a head on its own; these methods are below the instructions for lancing. Please read this article thoroughly and completely before making a decision, so click on the link below marked Dental Abcess Treatments...

Dental Abcess Treatments

thanksGood Luck!!!thanks

Empress Dark Angel

smilegrinwink

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