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Would You Recognize the Signs of a Dental Abscess?

Posted on 9/21/2021 by Evan
Would You Recognize the Signs of a Dental Abscess?A dental abscess or tooth abscess refers to the build-up of pus that forms inside your gums or teeth. The abscess typically comes from a bacterial infection that forms in the soft pulp of your tooth. The harmful bacteria are found in plaque, which is a by-product of saliva, food particles, and bacteria found in your mouth. The bacteria sticks to the teeth and gums and causes significant damage. If you don't get rid of the plaque by practicing high standards of hygiene like brushing and flossing, the bacteria spreads inside the tooth's soft tissue or gums. In the end, it will cause dental abscesses. There are several signs of oral abscess you should know.

Signs of Dental Abscess

There are different signs of oral abscesses. The most common one is experiencing pain in the affected area when biting or chewing. The pain is a throbbing one and intense. It starts gradually and becomes unbearable within a few hours or days. You will also notice a sharp pain when drinking hot or cold beverages. This is because they get in contact with the exposed soft tissue, causing pain. Another common sign of oral abscess is a foul smell in the mouth. This is mainly due to the pus that forms up and produces a foul smell. You will also experience a foul taste in your mouth.

Difficulties opening your mouth are also a sign of an oral abscess. An advanced condition of oral abscess can extend to the jaw, causing damage. As a result, you will not be able to open your mouth comfortably. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should get in touch with us immediately for possible treatment. Contact our offices for more information on the signs of oral abscess.
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