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Old 06-22-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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Pus leaking from broken tooth.

Hi guys I have a tooth, or half a tooth really, that I broke when I was a kid. The filling fell out and it's now leaking pus all the time from a hole inside the cavity of the tooth. I'm 18 and have no dental so I'm not sure if I should go see the dentist or not. I'm pretty sure the nerve has died because I've had no pain in the tooth since a toothache long ago. Any advice?
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:14 AM   #2
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Re: Pus leaking from broken tooth.

What it sounds like to me is that your nerve is completely infected and is leaking pus out of your tooth. This may be a blessing for you, because it is allowing the pressure to be released. You absolutely need to see a dentist. Most likely you are going to need to have the tooth taken out. If you have enough tooth structure left and the x-ray shows solid root structure you might be able to save the tooth with a root canal and crown. You can't just leave your tooth like this though. You could cause yourself some serious health problems if you leave it like that. If you had a hole in your skin oozing pus, you'd see your physician. That tooth is just as much a part of your body as your skin and can cause infection to spread elsewhere in your body and make you very sick. Good luck!

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