What is a Dental Abscess?

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Are you experiencing severe and/or a throbbing toothache that radiates to your jawbone, ear or neck? Perhaps you encounter teeth sensitivity? Are your neck lymph nodes tender and swollen? These symptoms are common when you have a pocket of pus caused by a bacterial infection.

dental abscess is a bacterial infection within the tooth and it can occur at a different part of the tooth. While pain is not always a symptom of a dental abscess, other symptoms such as fever, swelling of the face, teeth sensitivity, foul-smelling mouth, and tender and swollen jaw bone can indicate that you have the said dental condition.

When you have a deep cavity, a cracked tooth or even a gum disease, the pulp ( the soft tissue of a tooth, which contains the blood vessels, connective tissue and nerves) can get infected by a bacteria that causes a pus-pocket called an abscess.

Going to see your dentist is your best option when you have a dental abscess. Treating this problem early on can prevent tooth loss and other complications. Depending on the severity of your condition, your dentist can perform different types of treatment. Drainage of the infection, use of antibiotics, deep cleaning and root canal treatment are some of the treatment management options that your dentist might consider to help treat a dental abscess.

Here at Dr. Parekh and Associates, we provide services that can help treat a dental abscess. If you have any questions or you need a consultation, please feel free to contact or visit us at Alliston.

-Dr. Parekh & Associates Team

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