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Tooth abscess-your full guide

Tooth abscess
Tooth abscess

Tooth abscess is a bacterial infection in humans that causes a collection of pus in specific places in the patient's mouth.

In this article, we will be keen to learn everything related to a tooth abscess: what it is, what its causes are, how it can be prevented, as well as what are the best ways to treat an abscess, so follow along with us.

What is a tooth abscess?

Tooth abscesses are one of the medical conditions that cause excruciating pain to the patient and a tooth abscess is an accumulation of pus in or around the tooth roots as a result of bacterial infections, as a tooth abscess can appear as a painful pimple or swelling in the gums or face, and it can be accompanied by other symptoms such as pain when chewing, swelling, and sensitivity to heat.

Causes of tooth abscess

The main cause of dental abscesses is neglecting the teeth and not taking care of them, especially when tooth decay reaches advanced stages and infections gradually begin to appear, and neglecting oral and dental hygiene and not taking care of them contributes to the worsening of the condition.

A tooth abscess causes damage to the tooth and nerves, and here things begin to get worse as the period of pain ends and the patient believes that he has completely gotten rid of the abscess, but on the contrary, the abscess begins to extend to the adjacent teeth and new areas in the gums, and the abscess may reach the jawbone, which requires surgical intervention. .

Symptoms of tooth abscess

Severe toothache.

Sensitivity to cold and hot drinks.

Sensitivity when chewing and biting.

High temperatures.

Swelling of the face and cheek, i.e. at the site of the injury.

Swollen lymph nodes under the jaw or neck.

Bad breath.

Difficulty swallowing.

difficulty breathing.

These are the symptoms that any patient suffering from an abscess experiences, but there are serious complications that begin to appear if the treatment phase is delayed, such as:


Blood poisoning as a result of bacterial secretions getting into it.

The surrounding bones are damaged as a result of bacteria reaching them.

How to treat a tooth abscess

In the beginning, the process of treating a tooth abscess does not take place immediately, rather, there are a set of steps that must be followed before taking any step and the team of doctors at Miracle Clinic is keen to take the following steps before starting the treatment plan:

Examine the teeth and ensure their sensitivity.

Taking a dental x-ray.

Performing a CT scan.

After these steps, the medical staff moves on to the treatment process, which includes the following:

Antibiotics: The doctor studies the infection to see whether the infection has spread to neighboring teeth or not, and then prescribes antibiotics to eliminate bacteria and prevent the abscess from appearing in other places.

Opening the abscess and draining the bacteria: The doctor makes a small incision in the abscess to drain the pus and then washes it with salt water and the doctor installs a rubber drain to continue draining the pus until the swelling disappears.

Making a root canal: This step is very useful for protecting the surrounding teeth and preventing the transmission of infection, as the doctor drills a hole in the tooth, removes the diseased central tissue, then drains the abscess, fills the tooth, and closes the root canals.

Extraction of the affected tooth: If the infection worsens, the doctor may have to remove the tooth to get rid of the abscess and prevent transmission of the infection.

How to prevent tooth abscess

Our doctors at Miracle provide some tips to prevent infection from a tooth abscess, including:

Visit the dentist every month.

stop smoking.

Drink fluoridated drinking water.

Brush your teeth at least twice a day to prevent cavities.

Use a mouthwash that contains fluoride.

Eat healthy foods.

Stay away from sugars and soft drinks.

Change your toothbrush.

Use toothpaste containing fluoride.

Cleaning food residue stuck in the mouth using floss.

How does Miracle help you treat tooth abscesses?

Miracle Clinic is equipped with the latest modern equipment and technologies and is under the supervision of an experienced and distinguished medical staff who provide all services related to dental treatments, starting with diagnosing the condition and developing a treatment plan tailored to each patient and following up on it until they fully recover and reach the expected results.

The most frequently asked questions about tooth abscess?

Does tooth abscess cause cancer?

Researchers and doctors have found that there is a strong correlation between developing an abscess and death due to pancreatic cancer, so it is recommended to start treatment as soon as you feel the appearance of a dental abscess.

How long does it take to treat a tooth abscess with antibiotics?

 It is impossible to treat a tooth abscess with antibiotics, but these antibiotics are prescribed by the doctor for a period of up to 7 days to prevent the spread of bacteria.

What is the treatment of tooth abscess with herbs?

There are some herbs that are useful in the process of treating abscesses, such as cloves and olive leaves, but pregnant women with abscesses are not advised to take these herbs.

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We accompany the patient from their arrival in Turkey from the airport until their hotel stay, providing them with the best services for a comfortable health retreat during their treatment.

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