A Tooth Abscess is a pocket of pus that is caused primarily by a bacterial infection. The abscess can occur at different regions of the tooth for different reasons and a Tooth Abscess occurs after the center of a tooth becomes infected with bacteria. Tooth Abscess is typically a result of tooth decay or a broken or chipped tooth. Some of the common signs of Tooth Abscess include sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, fever, swelling in the face or cheek, and tender, swollen lymph nodes.
HOW IS TOOTH ABSCESS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of tooth abscess would be done by a dentist via examining your teeth and check the gums for any signs of infection. The pus may be tested to eliminate risks of oral cancer.
HOW IS TOOTH ABSCESS TREATED?
The goal of the treatment is to get completely rid of the infection. This may require draining out the pus from the abscess. Based on the severity, a root canal treatment may be needed in some cases while in some, root canal treatment is advised.
DID YOU KNOW?
Those suffering from periodontal disease have a higher risk of tooth abscess.