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174515 tn?1191707269

ulceration

hi, the reason for my post is to find out if there is any over the counter effective remidies for a large ulceration in my  boyfriends gum above a tooth. it is volcanic shaped. (raised like a bump with a crater in the top center) and very painful.

or does this need dental care from a dentist?
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174515 tn?1191707269
it's an aphthous stomatitis from what i can find in google images.
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if its white in color and nothing is oozing maybe its just a canker (sp) sore.  if it is above the tooth, where the tip of the root would be it could be an absess. when the tooth becomes infected the infection can come out the tip of the root, and drain through the gums. if you are not sure, do have a dentist look at it.
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174515 tn?1191707269
thanks :)
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