Tooth Abscess

Tooth Abscess: Treatment, Causes & Symptoms

A dental abscess is a build-up of pus in the teeth or gums which requires urgent treatment by a dentist. Contact us today, we are ready to alleviate your dental infection.

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Symptoms of a Tooth Abscess

If you are suffering from the following symptoms you maybe have a tooth abscess. We recommend you contact us for same day emergency dental care.

  • Constant pain in the tooth or gums
  • Presence of pus around the affected area
  • Unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Teeth feeling loose
  • Fever or elevated body temperature
  • Feeling tired or lethargic

What are the different types of dental infections?

Dental infections can occur in the teeth, gums, or surrounding areas of the mouth. These infections can manifest in two main ways:

  • Acute dental infections hit fast and hard, causing sudden pain and swelling
  • Chronic infections develops slowly and may not cause pain

The term Dental Abscess is another name for a type of dental infection, which can include an infected root canal.

What home remedies will treat my dental infection?

While you seek medical attention, rinse your mouth with salt water. Rub baking soda on the affected area. The baking soda is a pain reliever and will help to disinfect the area. A Cold compress will also help alleviate pain.

What should I do if I suspect an acute infection?

Don’t delay, contact us right away for prompt evaluation and treatment. If left untreated an abscessed tooth can cause more serious health issues down the line.

What dental treatments are there for an Abscess?

  • Drain the abscess

The dentist makes a small cut into the abscess, allowing the pus to drain out. The dentist then washes the area with salt water (saline). The doctor might also place a small rubber tube to keep a clear path for fluid discharge as the swelling decreases.

  • Root canal 

A root canal treatment will alleviate the infection and could save your infected tooth. First the dentist drills into the tooth, removes the diseased central tissue (pulp) and drains the abscess.

Then, the dentist fills and seals the tooth’s pulp chamber and root canals. Finally, in a separate appointment, the dentist will cap the molar with a crown.

With the right care, a restored tooth can last a lifetime.

  • Tooth Extraction

If we cannot save the affected tooth, we will extract it and drain the abscess to eliminate the infection.

  • Prescribe antibiotics

Depending on the state of the infection, and your overall health we may prescribe antibiotics to assist in recovery.

Don’t let dental infections linger – seek professional care to ensure your oral health stays on track. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get the relief you need.

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