Hello, I have had a slight infection above one of the back teeth. Eventually white and sometimes thick liquid leaked out. I had assumed it was the infection coming out. This has stopped but now it almost appears like bone coming through the gum. It is about 1/8" and jagged. What is this? a hardened part of the infection?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 25 - March - 2011, at 19:44 PM

  • You have developed a intraoral sinus in relation to the infected tooth which is a draining sinus. As the sinus is not draning any more the hard part is the dried up infection. the pus gets dried up and it looks like a hardened scab. You have to get this infected tooth treated or get it pulled out. If the root canal is possible  then go for the treatment. The infected tooth with a snus is a focus of infection . For more info on abcessed teeth you can visit the following link...www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-abscessed-tooth-204.aspx

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