What is a dental abscess?

A dental abscess is a frequent reason for a consultation with your dentist. According to the World Health Organization, more than 10% of the population has  suffered the consequences of a dental abscess.

Signs and symptoms of  dental abscess

1. Pain: sharp and persistent throbbing that can rapidly radiate to the temporal area of the head, ear, neck, or jaw.

2. Dental sensitivity:  hypersensitivity to hot or cold stimuli. It is also common to notice sensitivity or discomfort when biting and chewing food.

3. Fever: considered a serious symptom, it denotes an advanced stage of infection.

Treatment of a dental abscess

1. Drainage of the abscess: Your dentist will make a small incision in the abscess to drain the pus. The dentist will clean the area with a saline solution.

2. Root canal treatment or endodontics: the procedure consists of drilling the affected tooth to drain the abscess and remove any infected pulp. Next, your dentist will fill and seal the pulp chamber.

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