An Abscessed Tooth: The “Root” Causes and Treatment Options

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An Abscessed Tooth: The “Root” Causes and Treatment Options

Abscesses can be painful and even frightening conditions. These ailments are normally caused by a progressive infection or sudden trauma to one or more teeth. If left untreated, an abscess can spread to other areas and require a major intervention (such as a tooth extraction). This is why it is critical to speak with a dentist if you feel that an abscess may be present.
The very appearance of your smile may be at risk! So, what are a handful of signals that an abscess may be present within your mouth? A handful of the most common are:

– Swollen gums that are painful to the touch or become present within a short period of time.
– A fever that exists with no other plausible reason.

“Seeking treatment with your dentist before it’s too late can save your tooth!”
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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.