Everything About Dental Abscess

Dental problems are on the peak these days, due to poor habits. Well, you may not know about Dental abscess, this condition occurs due to bacteria, that is formed because of leftover food. In this condition, you need to visit the dental clinic for proper check-up and treatment as well.

What is a dental abscess?

A Dental Abscess is a type of condition that is caused by plaque which is buildup within the soft tissue in the gums. Many people think that this is not a dangerous problem, but it is too harmful dental condition. In this condition, you need to visit the dental clinic as soon as possible, so that you can get a check-up from the dentist. And he may suggest you some dental tips. If you ignore this problem, you will surely experience the serious condition in the future. 

Well, first of all, you need to understand the reasons behind dental abscess. Let’s have a look at the causes of the dental abscess.

Causes of a Dental Abscess

There are several causes of a dental abscess, but the main cause behind this condition is bacteria and plaque that is formed due to left-over food. In addition to this, another cause of this condition is tooth decay, which is caused by dental trauma, that results in chipping of the tooth. Not everyone is aware of this problem because this is rare or actually experienced by those who do not brush their teeth properly twice a day. You also need to understand the types of dental abscess.

Dental Abscess Types

  • There are three types of dental abscess such as-:
  • Gingival abscess
  • Periodontal abscess
  • Periapical abscess


These are explained as below-:

Gingival abscess-: This type of dental abscess happens in the gums and does not affect connective tissue fibers and the nearby tooth. 

Periodontal abscess-: This Periodontal abscess type usually occurs in the beginning in the supporting bone tissue.

Periapical abscess-: This type of dental abscess starts in the soft pulp of the tooth.

Symptoms of the dental abscess

You may experience below-mentioned signs that are occurred due to the dental abscess.

  • Red and swollen gums
  • Fever
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Discomfort causing lack of sleep
  • A general feeling of being unwell
  • Foul-smelling breath
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks/food
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Pain in the affected area when biting and chewing
  • Swelling in neck glands, upper or lower jaw
  • Difficulty in opening the mouth

Treatment for a Dental Abscess

Dental abscess condition is treated with the help of surgery, painkillers, incision, and antibiotics as well. First of all, our doctor examines your condition and then recommend you the best suitable treatment according to your condition.

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