When the inside of your mouth gets hurt or irritated, bacteria may enter and cause an infection After
the bacteria enter into your mouth it can causes a painful swelling filled with pus (a thick, yellowish
fluid). If the pus can't drain out, the area will get more swollen and painful. This is known as an
abscess. Abscess , swelling and space infections are should be treated by a dentist carefully. There
are two types of abscess the gum abscess and tooth related abscess . gum abscess is caused due to
the infection in the space between the tooth and the gum. The infection may is the result of the
bacteria forming in the gum as bacteria can build up under the gum and in the bone. tooth related
abscess happens when tooths nerve is dead or dying. This type of abscess shows at the tip of teeths
Most gum abscesses can heal after three things happen :
- The area cleaned thoroughly
- The infection is treated carefully
- The trapped pus is allowed to escape
How dentist treat abscess
If a fistula has formed the dentist will trace the source of the infection. He or she will insert a
flexible thin piece of material into your fistula. This will make an x ray image and shows the dentist
where the fistula leads. Once he cleans the infection the fistula will close on its own.
If the infection started inside the tooth, dentist will make a small hole in the tooth and allows the
abscess to drain. After the tooth will need root canal treatment followed by a filling or a crown.If
the abscess is very large the dentist will make a hole in the gum so that provides an exit path for the
pus or any fluid in the abscess as it will reduce the risk of the further spreading of the infection.
Your dentist will give you a prescription for antibiotics and painkiller after the removal of abscess.
These drugs will help the abscess heal and keep it from spreading.