Emergency Dentistry

Abscess

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Abscess treatment

Abscess causing you pain? Lillybrook Dental is your emergency dentist who can help.

An abscess is an acute bacterial infection localised in the gums, but not part of the tooth or teeth itself. It can be identified by localised pus which has built up in the gum. It is often associated with symptoms of tenderness, sensitivity, redness, pain, heat, and swelling. An abscess usually occurs when there is a bacterial infection your body is trying to fight. In the process, pus is produced.

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How is a dental abscess diagnosed?

An abscess is diagnosed by performing a thorough exam and by taking a digital x-ray. It’s important to note, a dental abscess is frequently associated with pre-existing periodontitis or gum disease.

How is a dental abscess treated?

Some abscesses may drain spontaneously, however your emergency dentist is the best person to assist with this treatment.

To avoid a dental abscess from occurring in future, your treating dentist at Lillybrook Dental will assist you by teaching important oral hygiene behaviours, including regular brushing, flossing, and of course, dental visits for a thorough check and clean.

Don’t let an abscess stop you from enjoying life and getting back to health. Make an appointment for treatment of your abscess now.

Any invasive or surgical procedure has risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.

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