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gumboil

an abscess on the gums, often at the root of a decayed tooth
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In June 2012, a 9-year-old Japanese girl was referred to private clinic by a general dentist for detailed examination of a gingival abscess in the mandibular right second premolar.
Gingival abscess is a purulent infection involving marginal or interdental gingiva which is mainly caused by bacteria that are carried deep into the tissues by tooth brush bristles or orthodontic appliances.
He had severe gingival hypertrophy, with markedly poor dentition and gingival abscesses secondary to long-term phenytoin use.