If you have ever had a tooth abscess you will know that it is not a pleasant experience at all.
If you have an abscess and cannot see a dentist, you should find a doctor even if this means going to the hospital. An abscess can only be attacked and treated once you have been given antibiotics to stop the blood from becoming poisoned and to reduce the swelling.
The signs and symptoms of an abscess are-
-The tooth may be tender to the touch and
-It may hurt when there is a sudden change in temperature
-You may get a fever
-If your face starts to swell you should seek immediate action, as the condition can become life threatening in some cases.
Once the abscess has gone, your dentist can get to work on you. One of the biggest causes of this condition is tooth decay, so there is a good chance you will need a root canal and then have your gums cleaned, as well as your tooth deep below the gum-line.
The problem with an abscess is they flare up again at anytime, which means the only way to stop this from happening is to have the tooth removed. Of course prevention is better than cure and if you have had a problem with an abscess, it means that you are not looking after your teeth well enough and so should concentrate on your oral hygeine routine.Back to Blog
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