Dental Abscess Treatment Edmonton

Are you concerned that you may have an infected tooth? By calling an emergency dentist, you can preserve the functioning and appearance of your smile.

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A dental abscess can form on the gums, roots, or sides of the teeth. As the infection grows, it results in a pocket of pus within the tooth. Since it stays within the tooth or surrounding tissues, there’s nowhere for it to drain from. This can cause pimples or boils near the infection. If the bacteria spread, this could lead to the loss of one or more teeth. A dentist can perform a root canal treatment to drain the infection and remove damaged tissues. To treat a dental abscess, call for emergency dental services today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know!
What is a dental abscess?
A dental abscess is a painful infection that occurs in or around a tooth. It is often caused by severe tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma to the tooth. Abscesses can form when bacteria enter the tooth's pulp (the innermost part of the tooth) or the surrounding tissues, leading to the accumulation of pus and swelling.
How is a dental abscess treated?
Treatment for a dental abscess typically involves draining the pus to alleviate pain and reduce swelling, followed by addressing the underlying cause of the infection. Depending on the severity of the abscess, treatment may include: Drainage of the abscess: Your dentist may make an incision to drain the pus from the abscess, which can provide immediate relief of pain and pressure. Root canal therapy: If the abscess is caused by infection in the tooth's pulp, root canal therapy may be necessary to remove the infected tissue and seal the tooth to prevent further infection. Extraction: In some cases where the tooth is severely infected or damaged, extraction may be the best option to prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and tissues. Antibiotics: Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to help eliminate the infection and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body. Antibiotics are often used in conjunction with other treatments for dental abscesses.
Is a dental abscess a dental emergency?
Yes, a dental abscess is considered a dental emergency because it can cause severe pain, swelling, and potentially life-threatening complications if left untreated. If you suspect you have a dental abscess, it's essential to seek prompt dental care to prevent the infection from spreading.
Will I need to undergo surgery for a dental abscess?
In many cases, surgical intervention is not necessary to treat a dental abscess. However, if the abscess is large or causing significant swelling, your dentist may recommend draining the pus through a minor surgical procedure. Most dental abscesses can be effectively treated with non-surgical methods such as root canal therapy or extraction.
What can I expect during the recovery period after dental abscess treatment?
The recovery period after dental abscess treatment will vary depending on the severity of the infection and the chosen treatment method. You may experience some discomfort or swelling following treatment, which can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses. It's essential to follow your dentist's post-operative instructions, including taking any prescribed medications and attending follow-up appointments as scheduled.
How can I prevent dental abscesses in the future?
To help prevent dental abscesses and other oral health problems, it's essential to practice good oral hygiene habits such as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and attending regular dental check-ups. Avoiding sugary foods and beverages, quitting smoking, and wearing a mouthguard if you grind your teeth can also help reduce your risk of developing dental abscesses.
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