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ulceres along the gum where the teeth came out

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I have recently had my bottom right 6 and 7 teeth out and a cyst. I have since had loads of ulceres along the gum where the teeth came out and also horrible yellow puss with black bits in it and my breath smells awful!! what could this be, is it something to worry about??

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replied December 5th, 2011
Dental Health Answer A29124

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Your symptoms could be suggestive of :
1)Gingivostomatitis which is an inflammation of the oral mucosa and gingival is common in young adults and has prodromal symptoms (fever, malaise, irritability, headache, vomiting, lymphadenopathy) 1-2 days prior to local lesions after which lesions appear inside the mouth forming small vesicles which rupture quickly, resulting in shallow, round, discrete ulcers with erythematous halo.

2)Aphthous ulcers in response to an infection

In gingivostomatitis, symptoms usually resolve with fluid intake, good oral hygiene and gentle debridement of the mouth. Use chlorhexidine mouth wash and avoid acid drinks, like fruit juices or fizzy drinks, or drink them through a straw so they don't irritate your mouth. Also avoid spicy food and sharp food and citrus fuits.

You can use topical ointments like numbing ointments, such as benzocaine (Oragel), anti-inflammatory (steroid) gels, benadryl allergy liquid mouthwash, oral preparations of steroids and vitamin supplement. Oral pain killers like Ibuprofen also help. But all these medicines are available under prescription and should be taken under a doctor’s guidance.
You definitely require an evaluation as this is not normal and requires intervention.Kindly visit a dentist for evaluation.
Take care!

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