Dental abscess is an oral health problem that can become a medical emergency when the infection reaches the pulp of the tooth or affects the gums and jaw. Once this happens, you may experience unbearable and intense pain inside your mouth.
In rare cases, if an abscess in your mouth is left untreated, it can pose a greater risk to your dental and overall wellbeing. Dental abscess requires treatment before the infection can affect your body.
Symptoms of Abscessed Tooth or Gums
If you experience of any of the symptoms listed below, we urge you to visit your dentist at West Ryde Dental Clinic for diagnosis and treatment:
- Pain chewing food
- Throbbing and intense toothache pain
- Highly sensitive teeth
- Unpleasant mouth odour
- Redness and swelling of the gums
- Bitter taste in the mouth due to pus draining from the gums
- Enlarged neck glands
- Generally feeling sick
- In advanced infections, swelling of the jaw
Treatment for Dental Abscess
At home, you can rinse your mouth with a mild saltwater solution several times a day to help reduce your symptoms. Put a half-teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of clean water. Schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible to receive professional treatment.
Your dentist at West Ryde Dental Clinic will examine your mouth and decide on the right procedure to perform. Treatments for gum abscess may include:
- Abscess draining procedure
- Tooth extraction
- Root canal procedure
- Periodontal surgery
Root canal therapy, extraction, or periodontal surgery may be performed for patients with advanced cases of dental abscess.
Dental abscess is a serious oral health problem, which can be easily prevented with good oral hygiene habits, healthy diet, and regular visits to your dentist.
Same-Day Emergency Response at West Ryde Dental Clinic
We are committed to providing emergency patients with quality same-day care. Upon your arrival, we will quickly diagnose your condition and offer the best course of action to save your tooth or repair the damaged tissue.
Your Trusted Emergency Dentist in West Ryde
If you are in pain, call as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. Your West Ryde Dental Clinic dentists can address almost all types of dental emergencies. We are a skilled and responsive team ready to do everything possible to help you smile again.
Our clinic is open from Mondays to Fridays to cater to your dental needs, whether it’s an emergency or not.
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