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What is an Oral Abscess and How are They Treated?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

585811_blogOral abscesses develop in the mouth. There are two main types: periapical abscesses and periodontal abscesses. Periapical abscess develop beneath the tooth, while periodontal abscesses, which are not as common, form in the gums and bone structure.

About dental abscesses

Dental abscesses are pus-filled sores that tend to be very painful. They are caused by bacteria collecting in the mouth. The most common sign of a dental abscess is severe throbbing pain, which comes on suddenly and usually gets worse with time. If you think you may have a dental abscess, you should arrange to see your dentist urgently. Other symptoms to look out for include swelling (which may affect the whole of the side of the face), tenderness and sensitivity. Some people also suffer a high temperature and generally feel unwell when they have an abscess.

Dental abscesses are usually caused by poor oral hygiene, which results in bacteria collecting in the mouth. Your diet can also increase the risk of oral infections, especially if you consume a lot of sweet or starchy foods. The best ways to prevent a dental abscess are to practice good oral hygiene at home, eat a healthy, balanced diet, stick to the recommended daily sugar intake and visit your dentist for regular check-ups.

Treating a dental abscess

Unlike other types of abscess, dental abscesses must be treated by a dentist rather than a doctor. To treat an abscess, it needs to be drained and removed. Occasionally, antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce symptoms. Dental abscesses don’t get better with time and for this reason they should be treated as a dental emergency.

Suffering From Oral Abscess Agony In the Heart Of Leeds?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

4361359_blogDental abscess can be very painful and cause you great discomfort. If you are suffering from the symptoms of oral abscess and haven’t been for a check-up, you should visit City Leeds where we can seek to ease your pain as soon as possible.

Oral abscess symptoms

The symptoms of oral abscess agony involve a throbbing, tender pain which fades and intensifies intermittently. Chewing and talking can intensify the pain and swelling can occur in and around the affected area. Your teeth can also seem weak close to the abscess. It is important to seek treatment for these symptoms as abscesses can be potentially dangerous.

Abscess treatment

It is important to visit your local dentist, rather than your general practice doctor for oral abscess treatment. This is because your doctor has limited options compared to your dentist. Oral abscesses need to be drained and removed, unlike abscesses anywhere else on your body. Call us to arrange a swift appointment. In the meantime it’s advisable to avoid hot food and drink.

Protect against oral abscess

A great oral hygiene routine is the greatest way to avoid the occurrence of oral abscesses. Try to work flossing into your routine if you haven’t already. Use a soft toothbrush to clean with morning and night, whilst avoiding sugary food and drink. Check-ups are also key to maintaining a healthy dental regime.