A serious dental abscess is a dental emergency. Dental abscess is an infection caused by bacteria that develops deep in a damaged tooth that has a large cavity or crack.
In rare cases, if a patient does not receive treatment a dental abscess can be life threatening. It requires immediate treatment as the infection can spread from the tooth and throughout the entire the body.
Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth or Gums
If you have any of the following symptoms, we urge you to visit your Buderim dentist as soon as possible for check-up and examination:
- Unpleasant mouth odour
- Intense pain when chewing
- Fever or generally feeling sick
- Toothache accompanied by throbbing pain
- Highly sensitive tooth
- Redness and swelling of the gums
- Bitter taste in the mouth caused by draining sore in the gums
- Enlarged neck glands
- Swelling of the jaw (in advanced infections)
How to Manage and Treat Dental Abscess
You can improve the symptoms of dental abscess by rinsing with a mild saltwater solution several times a day. Use half a teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water. On the other hand, as soon as you notice the symptoms, you also need to see a dentist immediately.
Your Comfort Dental Centre Buderim dentist will assess your condition and decide on what treatment you require. Treatments for tooth or gum abscess may include:
- Draining the abscess
- Tooth extraction
- Root canal procedure
- Periodontal surgery
If the abscess has become serious or advanced, the dentist may perform major procedures such as root canal therapy, extractions, or periodontal surgery.
With good oral hygiene routine, healthy lifestyle, and professional dental care, you can easily prevent the development of abscesses in your mouth.
Abscess Treatment at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim
A simple trip to a dentist could save your smile and your life! If you think you have a dental abscess, don’t wait for the condition to get worse. Comfort Dental Centre Buderim uses modern technology and advanced techniques to address serious oral health diseases such as dental abscess. We can treat the problem on the same day.
Same-day Dental Emergency Appointment guaranteed!
Call (07) 5370 8865 to schedule your dental emergency appointment.