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Gums

12/12/2006

Question:

I have sollwn, red, and around the tooth gum, it produces pus like stuff, what type of infection could this be?

Answer:

It is either a periodontal abscess, a periodontal infection, or a combined periodontal/endodontic problem. You should receive some treatment, otherwise you will lose the tooth because this infection will cause bone loss around the tooth.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University