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Is it a abscess or something else???

Hey, I have a lower mandibular bar that is like everyone's, fuzes to my canines. Well I usually chew my nails and put the nail underneath the bar and throughout the embrasure of the teeth. Well I did that and it was between 22 and 23 and it kind of hurt and like I need the nail out of there so I just pulled it through and it kind of scratched the gum line. It was sore, but now out of no where a very small abscess has formed. I keep my teeth clean with a oral b 4000 and I don't have any build up of calculus so yea idk what it is.
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Hello,
A dental examination is necessary for correct diagnosis and management of your condition. The earlier the better.A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. In a dental abscess, or tooth abscess there is accumulation of pus inside the teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc. It can be diagnosed with the help of clinical examination, dental x-rays and other tests. Antibiotics are given for the infection. Warm salt-water rinses and over-the-counter pain relievers may relieve the toothache and fever. A root canal may be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth. In severe infection extraction may be necessary. Keep me posted with more queries.
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All of us carry a lot of bacteria and germs under our finger nails.  Having a nail break and get lodged under your gum tissue may have caused a local area of inflammation.  If it's not going away on it's own you will definitely want to have a dentist check the area for you.
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