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A pocket of pus in a tooth caused by an infection is called dental abscess. A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth, face, jaw, or throat that begins as a tooth infection. The original cause may be from a deep cavity, periodontal (gum) disease, a cracked tooth, trauma, or sometimes even due to recent dental procedures such as extractions and implants. Most infections are more likely to have been caused by poor dental health and can result from lack of proper and timely dental care. They can also occur from previously performed dental procedures as they get older and start to leak and fail. People with underlying medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders (Sjögren's syndrome and similar conditions) or conditions that weaken the immune system (diabetes, post-radiation/chemotherapy cancer care, or people taking immunosuppressive therapy) may be more susceptible to developing a dental abscess.
HOW IS DENTAL ABSCESS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition is done by a dentist who will check the mouth with the help of a physical examination. A dental X ray will further confirm doubts regarding the formation of the abscess as well as its severity.
HOW IS DENTAL ABSCESS TREATED?
Treatment for the dental abscess or periapical abscess includes thorough cleaning of the mouth by the dentist. He/ she would then ensure that your pus is completely taken out from the mouth too. Once this is done, they would provide ointments to control and prevent the infection from spreading.
DID YOU KNOW?
In severe cases, a dental abscess can lead to death as the infection spreads to the brain and also leads to compromises in breathing. One might generally feel ill, show signs like vomiting, fevers chills and sweats indicating the severe condition of a dental abscess. If you are suffering from unbearable pain, difficulty in breathing and swallowing, and other symptoms, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.