A dental abscess is a painful condition caused by an infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. It’s a common dental emergency that can lead to serious health complications if not treated promptly and effectively.

What Causes Dental Abscess?

Dental abscess is typically the result of untreated tooth decay, periodontal disease, or a broken tooth that allows bacteria to spread deep within the tooth structure.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Early detection is crucial. Be on the lookout for:

  • Severe, persistent, throbbing toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Fever
  • Swelling in your face or cheek
  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes under your jaw or in your neck
  • Sudden rush of foul-tasting, salty fluid in your mouth and pain relief if the abscess ruptures


Professional Treatment Options

At Smile 360 Dental Specialists, we offer comprehensive treatment for dental abscess, which may include:

  1. Draining the Abscess: We can eliminate the infection by making a small cut into the abscess, which will allow the pus to drain.
  2. Root Canal Therapy: This root canal therapy procedure can save your tooth by removing the infected pulp and sealing the tooth to prevent further infection.
  3. Tooth Extraction:To prevent the spread of infection, a dentist may need to extract the tooth if it cannot be saved.

Preventing Dental Abscess

Prevention is always better than cure. Maintain optimal oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing and ensure timely visits to Smile 360 Dental Specialists for check-ups and cleanings.

Don’t let a dental abscess disrupt your life. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, contact Smile 360 Dental Specialists immediately. Our expert team is ready to provide you with the highest quality care and treatment. Visit our website at www.smile360ng.com or call us to schedule your appointment today!