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Gum Boils

Gum boils are also known as parulus that often results due to tooth abscess formed in its roots. A person suffering from it usually experience severe pain and swelling in the teeth that is followed by fever. Unlike other boils it cannot be treated naturally and requires immediate medical help. It mainly develops due to dental infection of the gums and dead tooth and lack of proper root canal treatment.


If you ignore dental problems such as tooth decay that can eventually make your nerves dead and thus make it infectious may also lead to such boils. Some dentists also feel that a weak immune system may trigger gum boils. It is important to drain the pus around the infected area or even extracting an infected tooth is must for the treatment of such boils. The pus that has been accumulated in the gums causes pain and discomfort.

The exact cause of the infection can be determined with the help of dental X-ray that is normally recommended by your dentist. However it is clear that like any other boils, it is also highly contagious and the infection can pass through the saliva of the person having gum boil. It is important to drain the pus by applying gentle pressure around the infected area.

However you can definitely prevent such infection of the gums by maintaining proper oral and dental hygiene. It is important to brush your teeth twice using a tooth paste containing fluorine. It is also important to use mouth wash to rinse your gums properly after having meals.

Moreover you should avoid smoking as it is injurious and may cause infection around the gums and cause formation of gum boils. You should consult your dentist on a regular basis and get your teeth and gums examined. The proper oral hygiene is must for preventing such infections in future.