There are some common facts that we should all know about tooth abscesses. Things like what exactly are tooth abscesses. How do they occur, what are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, how can tooth abscesses be treated, is the treatment permanent, how should you take care of yourself when you’ve been diagnosed with Tooth Abscesses and most important of all How to Save Ourselves From Tooth Abscesses.
Tooth Abscesses happen to most of us at some point of time. It’s such a common thing that sometimes I wonder if people suffer more in the world of mosquito bites or tooth abscesses! The Tooth Abscesses suffering does not bring just casual discomfort; it brings immense pain and if not attended in time, some threatening consequences too.
Tooth Abscesses happen when root of the tooth are infected, around which pus gets formed. Sometimes only the root is infected and sometimes gums and root of tooth both are affected. Tooth Abscesses occurs as a result of tooth decay. When this decay reaches the nerves the process of tooth abscess starts. The decay is result of poor dental hygiene. Sometimes Tooth Abscesses happen due to injury to tooth also. There have also been instances when reason for Tooth Abscesses couldn’t be found out.
Symptoms of Tooth Abscesses are throbbing pain and sensitivity while chewing, swelling and redness in the gums, fever, toothache, bad taste in the mouth, formation of soft glands in the neck, discolored tooth etc. The dentist diagnoses Tooth Abscesses with the help of X ray or electric tester. Possible treatments for infection in the root include root canal therapy, draining of pus from gums after de-sensitizing the area temporarily, oral medication etc.
When Tooth Abscesses is diagnosed one should rinse mouth every hour with warm salt water. It relieves you of pain. Don’t chew from the side that hurts. Drink plenty of fluids. Keep your appointment with the doctor. The best is of course prevention. Take good dental care; teach your children the same. Make one visit to the dentist in a year.
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