Abscessed Tooth: causes, treatment and prevention

Abscessed tooth is seen when a pain occurs at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. This symptoms bother its victims a lot.

The common symptoms is feel of gnawing or throbbing pain or sharp or shooting pain at your tooth. Moreover, one who have abscessed tooth can got fever, pain when chewing, sensitive with too hot or too cold foods, bad breath, swollen neck glands, redness and swelling of the gums, etc.

What are abscessed tooth causes?

General speaking, abscessed tooth are derived from severe tooth decay. Furthermore, known causes can be trauma to the tooth, such as when it is broken or chipped, and gingivitis or gum disease.

What are treatments for an abscessed tooth?

The treatment aim to eliminate the infection, preserve the tooth, and prevent complications.

The first treatment applied is root canal surgery which is used to remove any diseased root tissue, drain the abscess. Then, a crown will be put over the tooth.

The second treatment is extracting tooth through the socket. This is also helpful for achieve the drainage.

And the last one is incision into the swollen gum tissue.

To soothe the pain, doctors may give you advice of using antibiotics, warm salt-water rinses and over-the-counter pain medication.

Prevention of abscessed tooth risk

Luckily, your teeth is still healthy and firm, however they can be at risk any time. Therefore, it is necessary to take a notice and care for your teeth.

Make sure you are practicing  a good oral hygiene and having proper dental care:

  • brush teeth at least twice a day.
  • use floss at least once a day every day to clean between your teeth
  • buy ADA-approved dental cleaning tools and toothpaste
  • keep a regular dental check-up with your dentist.

The key purpose of prevention ways is to keep your teeth from decay which mainly cause an abscessed tooth. Practice them correctly and maintain proper oral health.


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