| | tender bump atop tooth of old root canal
I had a root canal on #12 many, many years ago, along with a crown/post.
The "enamel" on the crown looks as if it has chipped away at the gum line,
leaving the actual tooth exposed.
In the past year or two, on occasion, a bump will form in the area of said tooth..generally near the gumline.. The first time it was hard yet it popped and quite a bit of puss came out. The next 2 times it wasnt as prominate and basically had a head like a pimple. Clear liquid came out, not the thick white stuff as before.
Almost 2 weeks ago my face, right at my sinus cavity, became slightly swollen and sore to the touch. Within days the upper part of my gum (near the root tip/and below the sinus cavity) became tender. I was not in pain, just annoying.
2 days ago a bump started to form and it now feels "warm"..as if it has a slight fever in it.
I have had an abcess before, and it hurt like nobody's business.
The warmness in my face and the kinda numb feeling (for lack of a better word) is what bothers me. I have not had to take any kind of pain reliever thus far.
Is it possible that after all these years I could get an abcess from that tooth?
Why are the bumps coming and going...with little to no pain?
And why has it lasted 2 weeks this time?
Presently I cannot afford to go to a dentist...but maybe I cant afford not to!