Infection and Bump on Gums

My daughter must of had a infection she did not inform me about. She just called me and said the bump on her gums popped and yellow stuff came out and it feels fine now. Should I rush her to the hospital or could it wait about 4 days into I take her to the dentist?

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Answer: Active infection

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Having such a large infection in the mouth can be extremely dangerous.  Even though the abscess has ruptured and drained, this is temporary and the infection (the tooth) is still present in her mouth.  The relief she is feeling is temporary, as the pressure that was built up has been relieved temporarily.  This infection can very quickly get into the blood stream and run throughout the body.  It is important to see your general dentist immediately in order to be properly treated and receive a prescription for antibiotics.  The infection will continue to come back and many times, worse than the first.  It is not advisable to wait.

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