Dental Abscess

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Dental Abscess Treatment Albury

A dental abscess is a collection of pus from a bacterial infection.

Abscesses can occur in different areas around a tooth for different reasons and affect not only the tooth but also the surrounding bone and sometimes nearby teeth.

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Dental Abscess Causes

Severe tooth decay: A cavity is the destruction of the outer surfaces of the tooth. This occurs when bacteria break down the sugars in food, creating acid that attacks the tooth enamel.

Broken, chipped or cracked teeth: Bacteria can seep into any opening in a tooth and spread into the pulp.

Gum disease: Gum disease is an infection and inflammation of the tissues around the teeth. As the gum disease progresses, the bacteria gain access to deeper tissues.

Injury to the tooth: A dental trauma can injure the inner pulp even if there’s no visible crack. The injury makes it susceptible to infection.

When to See a Dentist

If you are experiencing fever and swelling in the face, go to your Albury dentist immediately.

These symptoms may be a sign that the infection has spread deeper in the jaw and surrounding tissues or even to the other parts of the body.

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Treatment for Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is treated by determining the source of the infection and draining away the pus.

The possible treatments include:

  • Tooth extraction
  • Incision and drainage
  • Root canal treatment

At-Home Care

There are some remedies to relieve the pain:

  • Avoid hot and cold foods and beverages.
  • Chewing on the opposite side of your mouth without an abscess is less painful.
  • Do not floss around the area with abscess.
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Dental Abscess Treatment in Albury

If you have a dental abscess, contact your Albury dentist right away so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.

In case of an emergency, call your Albury dentist right away.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Albury

Please call or visit our Albury office right away. Get in touch via our online booking form.

Give us a call on (02) 6021 4171 for more information. Book your appointment online.

We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dental abscesses dangerous?

If properly treated, dental abscesses usually don’t cause any serious or long-term problems.

However, if it is left untreated, a severe dental abscess can cause complications, possibly even severe ones.

Are dental abscesses contagious?
No. Dental abscesses can’t be transmitted from one person to another.
Does a dental abscess go away on its own?

A dental abscess does not go away on its own. See your Albury dentist if you think you have one.

If left untreated, they can spread out to your jaw or other parts of your head or neck.

What happens if an abscess bursts in your mouth?

If left untreated, a dental abscess may burst onto the skin of the face or into the mouth, leaving a sinus tract between the infection and the skin or mouth, which can excrete pus from time to time.