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Abscessed Tooth - Causes and Treatment

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What is an abscessed tooth?

An abscessed tooth is referred to as a pocket of pus which also result in bacterial infection. Due to this, it causes severe pain which can reach the ear or neck. This problem is also referred to as dental abscess and it can occur at different parts of a tooth. If you don’t get the treatment et early stages then it can turn to very serious condition.


What are the different types and it causes?

There are different types of Abscessed Tooth and it depends on location.

  • Periapical abscess

This problem occurs at the tip of the root of the tooth. It happens when in the teeth bacteria enters the pulp. This usually enters in the form of a cavity. The inner part of the tooth which is soft is referred to as pulp. Additionally, this is made of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels.

  • Periodontal abscess

It is referred to an abscess of the gum which is next to the root of the tooth. You have to cautious about this problem as it might get spread to the surrounding tissue and bone. Another cause of this is some type of injury.

  • Gingival abscess

This usually occurs on the gums. The cause of this is when some unwanted thing gets attach to the gum such as toothbrush bristle, popcorn hull, or some other thing.

If these problems are not treated it can cause severe pain. Some patients notice swelling and inflammation at the root of the tooth.

How the abscessed tooth can be cured?
First, best dentist In whitefield will examine your teeth and then locate the abscess. This can be examined with an X-ray or CT scan to find the exact location and where the infection has spread.
Secondly, the main focus is to clear up the infection and to get relief from pain. Some of the treatment options the doctor will suggest to you when you visit the dental clinic In Whitefield

  • Draining the abscess

To drain the pus, the doctor will make a small cut in the abscess. Once the area is treated it is cleaned with a saline solution.

  • Root canal Procedure

To remove the infected pulp, the root canal procedure is used. In this, the infected tooth is drilled so that the abscess can be removed. After this, he will fill and seal the pulp chamber and this holds the pulp and root canal. To make the teeth more strong he may also cap the tooth with a crown. This process is usually done in a second appointment.

  • Tooth extraction

If the damage is too much then the doctor might remove the tooth before getting rid of the abscess.

  • Antibiotics

Antibiotics are prescribed when the infection has spread beyond the abscessed area and your immune system is very weak. For this, oral antibiotics will help to prevent the infection from spreading further and also clearing it.

  • Removing the foreign object

If the abscess is the reason of some foreign object then it will be removed from the guns. After that, it will be cleaned with a saline solution.

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