Dental Abscess are also known as dentoalveolar abscess or root abscess or tooth abscess. It is a condition in which there is localized accumulation of pus near the tooth. There are two types of dental abscesses: periapical and periodontal abscess. Symptoms are:
• Pain may be extreme, growing, sharp, shooting or throbbing
• Increase in pain when pressure is applied
• Sensitivity to touch
• May be present at the tooth base or gum or cheek
HOW IS DENTAL ABSCESS DIAGNOSED?
Dentists usually find it difficult to distinguish between periapical and periodontal abscess. They can make out based on the location, swelling and pain associated with the abscess. A tooth X-ray may be needed in some cases.
HOW IS DENTAL ABSCESS TREATED?
The treatment for Dental abscess includes at home remedies which are anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) to cure pain caused due to cavities. One may frequently use warm water to rinse and cleanse their mouth.
DID YOU KNOW?
The abscess can be of three types: gingival, periodontal, periapical.