Date: April 17, 2014 Richard Jones

Dealing with the Pain of Having an Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is not something that should be taken lightly, as it can lead to more serious dental problems when it is not addressed in its early stages. A tooth abscess can lead to considerable amount of pain and overall discomfort for the patient, so finding a dentist who can provide the best treatment is vital for people with tooth abscess symptoms.

What is an Abscessed Tooth?

An abscessed tooth or a tooth abscess is defined as a painful infection involving the tooth (and/or its root) and the surrounding gum area. A tooth abscess can progress into a dental problem involving the whole mouth, jaw, face or throat area if it is not addressed and treated in its early stages.

Tooth Abscess Symptoms

These are the tooth abscess symptoms that you should bear in mind, so you can seek immediate dental help if you think you have an abscessed tooth – or if you are in danger of developing a tooth abscess if the condition is left untreated:

  • Extreme sensitivity of the abscessed tooth area to cold and heat
  • Pain in the general area of the tooth abscess
  • Swollen and red gums in the affected area
  • The presence of pus in between the gum and the abscessed tooth
  • Pain and difficulty when chewing (especially if the tooth abscess is touched)

Seek Freedom from that Abscessed Tooth Now!

If the pain and swelling brought about by the abscessed tooth is severe, your dentist will most likely prescribe anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal medicines to deal with the discomfort and swelling you are experiencing. However, these medicines are designed only to ease the pain and discomfort of the tooth abscess temporarily – you will still need to go back to your dentist so the abscessed tooth can be treated effectively.

In cases when pus is present in the area of the abscessed tooth, proper drainage procedures will need to be done by your dentist. This can be achieved through a root canal, which can also be done to remove any dead tissue root tissue on or surrounding the tooth abscess. When the root canal is done, a crown may be placed over the previously abscessed tooth.

Depending on the severity of the tooth abscess, there are instances when the tooth is extracted, and the drainage of the abscess is done through the socket that is left by the extracted tooth. An incision to the swollen gum area surrounding the tooth abscess can also be done to further promote the drainage of the abscess.

It is important to seek help from a reputable dentist in your area for this dental problem. Our dental directory will point you to the right direction so you can get in touch with a dentist in your local area, so you can be free of the discomfort and pain that an abscessed tooth brings.


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