Dental Abscess

Dental Abscess North Lakes and Mango Hill

A dental abscess is a sign of infection, it is a buildup of pus that forms under the teeth, along the gumline, or on the bone.

This bacterial infection may be caused by plaque sticking to the teeth resulting in gum disease, a foreign object such as food particles becoming lodged in the gum or, most commonly, tooth decay.

Dental abscesses are often quite painful, but sometimes patients show no symptoms until the infection is revealed in a dental x-ray.

An obvious sign of an abscess is facial swelling, if you experience this you should be looked at by of your North Lakes dentist, and as quickly as possible, as this can be a life-threatening condition.

You need to seek the help of your dentist as soon as possible because dental abscesses don’t go away on their own. They can sometimes spread inside the soft tissue of the tooth or gums and eventually result in tooth loss or greater infection.

Causes of Dental Abscess

The following are the common causes of dental abscess:

  • Severe tooth decay
  • Periodontal disease
  • Dead/dying tooth nerve/pulp
  • Food debris stuck in between teeth

Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth or Gums

Aside from the visible formation of pus in the mouth, the following are the symptoms of a dental abscess:

  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Pain when chewing
  • Toothache with severe, throbbing or sharp pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Bitter taste in the mouth caused by a draining sore in the gums
  • Enlarged neck glands
  • In advanced infections, swelling of the jaw

First Aid and Treatment for Dental Abscess

If you feel something like a pimple on your gums or around your tooth, here’s what you can do:

  • Prepare a saltwater solution by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in a cup of lukewarm water. Use this to rinse your mouth several times a day.
  • Do not put aspirin on the affected area as this can lead to a chemical burn.
  • If there is swelling, apply a cold compress on the cheek.
  • Visit your North Lakes dentist immediately.

If you are experiencing some or all of the symptoms mentioned above, go to your North Lakes dentist immediately. Explain to them the indications and symptoms you’re experiencing and follow their recommendation.

Your North Lakes dentist will quickly evaluate your condition and decide on the treatment you need. Treatments for severe dental abscesses include draining the abscess, antibiotic therapy, root canal therapy, and tooth extraction. Gum infections may require a professional clean to help clear away  infection.

Dental Abscess in North Lakes and Mango Hill

Passion Family Dental North Lakes is your trusted and experienced emergency dentist, providing same-day care for you and your loved ones in North Lakes and the surrounding areas.

If you have a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.

Visit your North Lakes dentist now!

North Lakes dentist also serves the local communities in Mango HillDeception BayGriffinMurrumba DownsRedcliffeNarangbaPetrieBurpengaryBracken Ridge, and Morayfield.

Dental Abscess in North Lakes and Mango Hill

Call us at (07) 3465 1199 immediately. We will attend to you with utmost urgency and care.

Our regular hours are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For patients needing attention on Saturdays, Sundays, or after hours, call us to set an appointment.

We are located at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.

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