Though dental abscesses are often painful, they don't always need to be painful. Sometimes, they can occur without any pain. In either case, it’s important to consult a dentist because it can’t be cured naturally. In fact, without proper treatment, it can spread to other parts of your body.
A dental abscess is an infection found within the tooth or gums. Due to bacterial infection, a sore pocket filled with pus is formed inside the mouth or throat.
Periapical abscess - A periapical abscess is formed at the root of a tooth. It usually occurs when the decay gets deep into your nerve chamber and damages the nerve tissue. A cracked tooth, as a result of an injury, can damage this nerve.
Periodontal abscess - A periodontal abscess is formed in the gum. Periodontal disease is a chronic gum infection that results in tooth and bone loss. Without proper treatment, the infection can spread throughout your mouth.
First, the dentist will check your infected tooth using a dental instrument. They will check the intensity of pain and also the state of your gums. To ensure whether there’s any decay of the bone, they will take an X-ray.
Once you are diagnosed with a dental abscess, antibiotics may be prescribed for your infection. There are different methods of treatment depending on the reason behind the abscess.
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