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Dental Abscess

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Melbourne CBD

Dental Abscess Treatment Melbourne CBD

A dental abscess is a collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection.

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The abscess can occur in different areas of the tooth for different reasons.

Gingival abscess: Abscess is in the gum tissue and does not affect the tooth or the gum ligament.

Periodontal abscess: Abscess starts in the supporting bone tissue structures of the teeth.

Periapical abscess: Abscess starts in the soft pulp of the tooth.

The type of abscess will dictate the severity and location of symptoms.

Dental Abscess Causes

A periapical dental abscess occurs when the dental pulp is infected by bacteria.

Bacteria can seep through either a dental cavity or an opening in the tooth and spread down to sensitive areas.

Infection can cause swelling and inflammation to the end of the tooth root.

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Symptoms of a Dental Abscess

  • Severe, persistent, throbbing toothache that can extend to the jawbone, neck or ear
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Fever
  • Swelling in the face
  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes under the jaw or in the neck
  • A sudden rush of foul-smelling and foul-tasting fluid in your mouth
  • Difficulty in breathing or swallowing

When to See a Dentist

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

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

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:

At-Home Care

There are some remedies to relieve the pain:

  • Avoid extremely 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 Melbourne CBD

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

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Melbourne CBD

For dental emergencies in Melbourne CBD, call us immediately on (03) 9642 8955 or schedule an appointment online.

We are located at Level 17, 190 Queen Street in Melbourne CBD.

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.
Do dental abscesses go away on their own?
Dental abscesses do not go away on their own. See your Melbourne CBD 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.