Dental Abscess Treatment Applecross
A dental abscess develops when there is an infection around a tooth and pus builds up.
If you think you might have a dental abscess, you should see your Applecross dentist promptly for treatment.
If ignored and left untreated, a dental abscess can lead to a severe infection in the jawbone, teeth and surrounding tissues.
Symptoms of Dental Abscess
Symptoms of a dental abscess include:
- severe toothache
- red, swollen gums and/or face
- bad taste or smell in your mouth
- sensitivity to extreme temperatures
- swollen glands in the neck
- swollen upper or lower jaw
- difficulty swallowing or opening the mouth
- nausea, vomiting
Treatment for Dental Abscess
Treatment for dental abscess focuses on clearing up the infection and relieving pain. Depending on your symptoms, your Applecross dentist might start with undergoing a dental X-ray. This will help see whether the infection has spread to other areas of your mouth (or head).
Depending on the type and severity of your dental abscess, treatment options include:
Root canal treatment – removing the abscess from the root of an affected tooth before filling and sealing it.
Removing the affected tooth (extraction) – this may be needed if root canal treatment is not possible.
Incision and drainage – where a small incision is made in the gum to drain the abscess.
If you can’t get in to see your dentist right away, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever to help with the pain. Rinsing your mouth with lukewarm saltwater may also help.
Dental Abscess Treatment in Applecross
If you have a dental abscess, you can request an appointment with our Applecross office today.
A dental abscess will not clear up on its own, and treatment may make it possible for your dentist to save your tooth.
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Applecross
For dental abscesses in the Applecross area, call us on (08) 9316 0555.
We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a dental abscess go away on its own?
Dental abscesses don’t go away on their own. If the abscess is not drained by a dentist, it can spread to other areas of your body, including the jaw, head, or neck.
When should I see a dentist?
If you have a dental abscess or toothache, see your dentist as soon as possible. If left untreated, this might worsen and lead to life-threatening problems if the infection spreads to other parts of the body.
How do I prevent a dental abscess?
You can prevent dental abscesses by daily brushing and flossing and visiting your Applecross dentist regularly.