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So I have a small infection in my gums seems to be way up there under my right nostril. I feel a tiny bit of pressure when i  press there. Now it forms a white head above my right front incisor in my mouth about 1/8" above my gum line and is on the tooth where I had a crown put in few months ago. I lance it daily and apply pressure from just inside my nostril and roll down to drain it out getting several drops of pus and clear and red fluid out of it. Then rinse with hydrogen peroxide, this has been going on for about a month. Wondering if I should take a antibiotic like amoxicillin.   I do not have dental insurance and unsure how the doctors would deal with it.  Thoughts and suggestions?

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I  just had this exact thing. Never figured out what from, food intolerance or medication withdrawal. In any case it kept filling and I kept emptying. What cured it is sea salt which I rubbed up under the gum. It stung but getting up in the wound is what made it heal in 2 days. I also rinsed with sea salt water before bed. Key is to sleep with salty mouth, no water rinse after sea salt rinse. Hang in there.

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I would start with your doctor and get a prescription for an antibiotic.  Amoxicillin is usually a first-line antibiotic for dental issues.  Then, I think you will need to go back to the dentist.  Your root might have cracked allowing for bacteria to enter.  You will need an x-ray.  You may need to have an Endodontist look for the crack.  This happened to me.  Infection, failed root canal re-treat,  and then extraction because my  "dead" tooth could not be saved.  The infection caused a lot of bone loss.  I had no pain at all during the infection.   It was caught when I experienced facial swelling and developed a sinus infection as well.  

I am now waiting for my bone grafting to heal before my implant.  More bad news....the two teeth on either side have lost enamel on the sides that used to face my old tooth.  That will need to be fixed.   We are blaming celiac disease.....ugh!  

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I agree please go to your doctor and get an antibiotic as soon as you can. In addition to what Cyclinglady mentioned the area that you have the abcess can spread the infection to your brain. This is not a time for self care. By the way you may not want to tell the dentist that you have been lancing the abcess yourself. Know from personal experience it will bring you a lecture. 

Hope this resolves for you soon.

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So on the amoxicillin 500mg twice a like I thought. Started last night and it did not have pus this morning. Supposed to be on this for a week then go back in for an assessment. Hopefully I do not need a root canal or anything lo!. I could not afford it. 

On a side note noticed some side effects, joint pain today, frequent bowl movements, and thirsty. Bright side is the constant insane cravings for sweets is gone. Been replaced with the old binge craving for almonds and pumpkin seeds.

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Update going in next week for xrays, The pus is gone now, it just drains clear fluid and blood now, no lancing just gets a tad bit of pressure pain and when I rub above the gums under my nose it just drains out that little spot that used to have the pimple like thing seems to be a duct for draining now.  I have also incorporated using a hydrogen peroxide rinse twice a day, and using listerine a few days a day. Trying to contain and keep the bacteria in my mouth down for now.

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Glad to hear about the improvement!  🤗

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