I have a post implant (front tooth). I just recovered from a bad sinus cold and still have drainage. I am now experiencing tenderness in the gum area above the tooth with a little bubble and slight discomfort when pressing skin under the nose. Twenty years ago the metal post had to be removed and replaced due to infection from metal. Could I have another infection? Or is the sinus drainage causing the gum inflammation? The post is not fractured according to a dental X-ray and nothing looks suspicious. Should I be talking to a oral surgeon yet?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 27 - January - 2012, at 02:47 AM

  • Little bubble over the gum area can be there because of sinus infection or can be there because of infection in the post implant. Little bubble can also be there because of gingival abscess which can occur because of impingement of some sharp food stuff on gums or brushing hard on gums or because of some trauma to the gums. Without clinical examination, it is difficult to give definite diagnosis. You can visit your dentist for evaluation. By the time, you visit your dentist, you can do warm saline rinses. For more info on gingival abscess, refer to…..   http://www.identalhub.com/dental-causes-symptoms-and-treatment-of-gum-abscess-900.aspx

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