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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I have sollwn, red, and around the tooth gum, it produces pus like stuff, what type of infection could this be?
It is either a periodontal abscess, a periodontal infection, or a combined periodontal/endodontic problem. You should receive some treatment, otherwise you will lose the tooth because this infection will cause bone loss around the tooth.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University