Cyst on child's gums - what is this?
Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:32 AM
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(P.S. YES I brush her teeth and get them cleaned at the dentist regularly! She just has really bad teeth. Strangely, my sister has a little girl just a few months older who has had the exact same problems with the exact same teeth. The little cousins are thrilled to have matching hardware in their mouths. My brother has a bunch of shiny gold teeth (rather admired by the little girls with the metal mouths) because quite a few of his adult teeth grew in without any enamel on them. Seriously, it's not my fault, I swear!)
Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:10 PM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:15 PM
Does the tooth always have to be pulled if it is an abscess? If not, what is the treatment? The doctor said "cyst". Is that different from abscess? It's not that close to the tooth.
I don't think it always has to be pulled...sometimes they will try antibiotics first.
I think a cyst is fully encapsulated and an abcess is an infected pocket.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:22 PM
I'm dealing with one that potentially has a cracked root according to the oral surgeon. I'm giving it one more round of antibiotics before I let them pull it.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:42 PM
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:40 PM
If it goes away on its own will it still require antibiotics?
If it is an infection or cracked tooth, it won't go away on its own. A dentist will be able to tell you for sure and may choose to just watch it rather than treat it.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 03:39 PM