Please don't say "ask your dentist". I don't trust the dentist's 'words', because: I'm located in the 3rd world, he discusses little medical info but rather how/that I should pay in advance. Normally I heal fast. But recently I've been on steroids: prednisone pills for a few days, and then an aerosol daily, for asthma. I'm speculating that the 'dampening of the asthma-causeing over-active immunity', would also slow the healing of the abscess. Or is this wrong? Is it relevant that the steroid-inhalant is aerosol-ed into the mouth; ie. directly onto the gum abscess. Thanks for any info/advice == Chris Glur.