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Dental Abscess

All You Need to Know about Dental Abscess

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Dental Abscess Treatment Warrnambool

A dental abscess is an infection due to bacteria that results in a buildup of pus inside the teeth, in the gums, or in the bone that supports the teeth.

Two types of dental abscesses are periapical and periodontal abscesses. A periapical abscess is a tooth abscess that is located at the tooth’s tip.

An abscess forming in the gum is called a periodontal abscess. Dental abscesses are commonly painful, but not always. In either case, they should be checked by your dentist.

Abscesses do not go away on their own; thus, getting professional help as soon as possible is crucial. Sometimes, they might spread to other body areas and lead to additional issues.


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Causes of Dental Abscess

Your tooth is hard on the surface, but the inside is filled with a pulp made up of sensitive nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels.

Sometimes it gets infected. Most often that results from:

Symptoms of Dental Abscess

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Symptoms of a dental abscess include:

  • pain when biting or when touched
  • sensitivity to cold or hot foods and drinks
  • foul taste in the mouth
  • fever
  • generally unwell feeling
  • difficulty in opening the mouth and swallowing
  • difficulty in sleeping or insomnia

The main symptom of dental abscesses is throbbing and intense pain.

Usually, the pain starts unexpectedly and gets worse over time.

Sometimes, the ear, jawbone, and neck may also experience pain.

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Treatment for Dental Abscess

While pain and swelling are the most common signs, you may not show any symptoms. That means the pus pocket has found somewhere else to drain.

If you don’t have any of the abovementioned symptoms, your Warrnambool dentist can detect an abscess through X-rays at a routine examination. He may tap on your tooth to see if it hurts.

Dental Abscess Prevention

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Follow these simple steps to keep your teeth and gums healthy:

  • Get regular dental check-ups and scale and cleans.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Floss once daily to clean hard-to-reach spots between your teeth and gums.
  • Book an appointment with your dentist immediately if you have a loose or cracked tooth.
  • Limit sugary and acidic food (and drinks) intake. Sweets and sodas can lead to cavities, which cause an abscess.
  • Cut down on snacking between meals.

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Dr Nishant Hurria is an Australian-based health professional and the principal dentist of Warrnambool Dental with a special interest in Crowns & Bridges and Dental Implants.