The dental abscess is an accumulation of pus that forms in the teeth and spreads through the adjacent tissues. It has its origin in a bacterial infection and one of its main symptoms is the appearance of a very intense and very acute pain. This pain usually occurs suddenly and is aggravated by the passage of hours and days, giving rise to a great sensitivity in the dental pieces.
There are two types of dental abscess:
Periodical abscess: Occurs when the abscess originates under the tooth. It is the most frequent form of abscess.
Periodontal abscess: Occurs when the abscess originates in the tissues that make supporting the teeth, i.e., gums and bone.
In any case, these two types of abscess have their origin in the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth result of several factors:
Poor dental hygiene: Produced by not brushing your teeth and gums properly after every meal, as well as the fact to omit the use of dental floss and mouthwashes.
Taking too much sugar: Sugar facilitates the appearance of bacteria that cause tooth decay.
How is dental abscess treated?
Before the slightest suspicion of having a dental abscess, the best thing to do is to go to the dentist, since he is the specialist who will know what needs to be done to fix the problem. And is that, it should be noted that abscesses do not improve by themselves.
The treatment usually begins with the drainage of the pus through endodontic treatment, the removal of the affected part of the dental piece or through the application of periodontal treatment.
Local anesthesia will always be used before proceeding, so treatment is not painful.
After the treatment the infection will disappear and the use of antibiotics will help to alleviate the annoying symptoms.