Dental Abscess in Mundaring

With a team of dentists who have seen it all, Mundaring Dental & Implant Centre is the place to go for emergency care. Get relief from an abscessed tooth today!

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Fast, Painless Treatment for Tooth Abscess to Help You Feel Better 

An abscess is a serious dental infection that can cause significant pain and discomfort. It occurs when a collection of pus forms in a tooth because of a bacterial infection. An infected tooth is swollen and painful as pus collects inside of it. Left untreated, it can lead to more severe health problems.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of a tooth abscess, it’s essential to see a dentist as soon as possible for treatment. Dental abscesses do not heal on their own. Delaying treatment could result in further damage to the tooth and surrounding tissues. It could even lead to life-threatening infections.

The Mundaring Dental & Implant Centre offers comprehensive dental care, including emergency treatment for tooth abscesses. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and determine the best course of treatment for you. We can drain the fluid and eliminate the infection. Depending on your situation, we may even be able to save your tooth with a root canal treatment. We offer a range of treatment options, from antibiotic therapy to surgery, so that you can get relief from your pain quickly.

Why Do You Get a Dental Abscess?

Dental abscesses are caused by bacteria building up in the gums or teeth. Our team of dentists are experienced in dental abscess treatments and will work with you to ensure you receive effective dental care.
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Periapical Abscess: An infection at the root of a tooth can occur when bacteria enter the pulp of your teeth through a cavity, crack, or chip. Mundaring Dental & Implant Centre is experienced in providing treatments for tooth infections, including root canal therapy.
Periodontal Abscess: Periodontal abscesses are pus-filled pockets that develop in the gum tissue over time and are usually caused by gum disease. Our dentists at Mundaring Dental & Implant Centre offer periodontal abscess treatment and can provide you with the relief you need.
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Signs and symptoms of a dental abscess include:

  • Pimple-like swelling on your gums
  • Constant throbbing pain
  • Excruciating tooth pain when biting or chewing
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages
  • Swelling of the gums or face
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth pain that spreads to your jaw, neck, or ear
  • Bad breath and bad taste in your mouth caused by the pus
A tooth infection could spread to other parts of your body and result in a potentially life-threatening infection if left untreated. This could include an abscess in your brain, sinus infection, bone infection, or sepsis.

If you have any signs or symptoms of a tooth abscess, see your dentist immediately. If you have a fever and swelling in your face and can’t get to your dentist, seek urgent dental care from an emergency dentist.

In case of trouble breathing or swallowing, go directly to the emergency room. These symptoms could mean that the infection has spread deeper into the tissues of your jaw, and it could also spread to other parts of your body.

Without treatment, a dental abscess will not heal on its own. The pain may decrease significantly if the abscess ruptures, but it is still necessary to see a dentist. Abscesses that don’t drain can spread to your jaw and other parts of your head and neck.

There are many ways to manage a tooth abscess, depending on the type and severity of the infection.

  1. Antibiotic therapy: Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to help clear an infection if it has spread beyond the abscessed area or if your immune system is weakened. However, antibiotic therapy alone is rarely effective without surgical drainage of an abscess.
  2. Draining the abscess: Various drainage methods can be used to drain dental abscesses. One method is by applying mild pressure to the area to release pus. Once the fluid has been drained, your dentist will use a tiny probe to scrape away any remaining contaminated debris inside the abscess. Alternatively, your dentist may drain the pus by making a small incision. They will then use a saline solution to clean out the abscess cavity.
  3. Root canal therapy: This is a dental procedure involving drilling into a tooth to remove the infected pulp and drain an abscess. It may also involve placing a crown to protect the tooth. This is generally done in a second appointment.
  4. Tooth extraction: If the abscessed tooth cannot be saved, it may need to be extracted. Once the extraction site has healed, an artificial tooth replacement can be placed.
  5. Foreign material removal: If abscess forms due to a foreign object in your gums, such as a popcorn kernel or a toothbrush bristle, your dentist will remove the foreign object. They will then wash the area with a saline solution.

Treatment for a tooth abscess offers the following benefits:

  • Pain Relief: A dental abscess is extremely painful. You may even be unable to eat due to the pain. To prevent further damage and complications, including infection in other parts of your body, you should see a dentist as soon as possible, even if you are experiencing only mild discomfort.
  • Tooth Preservation: If you catch an infection early, you may be able to save your natural tooth with a root canal treatment, which is far less expensive than removing your tooth and replacing it with an artificial one.
  • Prevention of Complications: If you have an abscessed tooth, you should see a dentist right away. Regardless of whether your abscess has already ruptured, you should still see your dentist to have the area cleaned and examined so that the infection does not spread. Leaving an infection untreated can cause it to spread to other areas of the head and neck, including the sinuses, jawbone, and brain. Sepsis, an extremely rare but potentially life-threatening infection, can also occur.
Leaving an abscessed tooth untreated can result in a severe infection spreading to your jaw, neck, or head. This can lead to tooth loss and potentially life-threatening complications such as bone infection, sinus infection, brain abscess, or sepsis. People with weak immune systems are more likely to get infections if their teeth aren’t treated.

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