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Dental Abscess

The localised pus formation associated with a tooth is known as a Dental abscess. It is also known as a tooth abscess, root abscess or dentoalveolar abscess. The pus formation is caused due to mainly bacterial infections. The pus can be formed inside the teeth, in the gums or even the teeth socket. There are different types of abscess formation around a tooth. The most common one observed is the periapical abscess. In this type of abscess, a bacterial infection leads to pus formation at the very pulp of the tooth.

Dental Abscess

Many factors can trigger this condition such as decayed teeth, broken teeth, or periodontal disease. It can also occur due to a root canal performed bad. Hence, the reason for periapical abscess can highly vary. The secondly observed form of a dental abscess is a periodontal abscess. When the pus formation originates in the gum, it is a typical representation of periodontal abscess.

Dental abscesses can either be painful or not. It depends on the severity, type, location and spread of the bacterial infection. Whatever the case is, it is extremely important to get it checked by a dentist as soon as the symptoms surfaces because, a bacterial infection does not cure itself and also, the possibility of the infection spreading anywhere else in the body can make you ill. Some of the commonly observed symptoms of a dental abscess are listed below:

  1. An intense pain in the tooth that comes and go.
  2. Pain spreading to the neck, ear or jaw as of the same side of the affected tooth.
  3. Pain worsening during sleep
  4. Swelling and redness in the face.
  5. Swollen gums etc.

One can develop a high temperature or fever as the infection progress and in some severe cases, the person will have difficulty swallowing or opening mouth completely. This can affect your daily activities and the condition has to be treated with the utmost care from the very beginning to avoid further complications.

Painkillers and antibiotics are given to relieve symptoms as initial therapy. Tooth extraction, Root canal treatment and incision & drainage treatments are also carried out depending on the severity of the infection.

We, at Adarsh Dental clinic, provide you with the best treatment plans to treat your dental abscesses. With our specialised team of dentists and advanced treatment methods, we assure you complete satisfaction in the service provided. To book an appointment with us, call now at +91-044-24612461

Authored By Dr. Vinamra Dhariwal - Dentist, Chennai

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