Tooth Abscess is defined as the painful swelling, which happens around the gums and your teeth area due to infestation of bacteria. One would notice that some pus filled fluid at times to. Other symptoms associated with tooth abscess include pain along with trouble swelling, bleeding from the gums and oozing out of this pus-like liquid.
HOW IS TOOTH ABSCESS DIAGNOSED?
The dentistry expert will conduct a physical examination looking for signs of cavity or tooth abscess. An x-ray and a CT scan are recommended to understand the severity of the condition.
HOW IS TOOTH ABSCESS TREATED?
Dental abscesses are treated by removing the source of the infection and draining away the pus. Depending on the location of the abscess and how severe the infection is, possible treatments include:
• removing the affected tooth (extraction) – this may be necessary if root canal treatment isn't possible
• root canal treatment – a procedure to remove the abscess from the root of an affected tooth before filling and sealing it
• incision and drainage – where a small cut (incision) is made in the gum to drain the
DID YOU KNOW?
Leaving a tooth abscess untreated can lead to serious, even life-threatening, complications