A trained dentist can talk you through how to treat an abscess. Many people make the mistake of thinking that an abscess will heal itself. However, this is certainly not the case. An abscess can actually cause very serious complications if left untreated.
A dental abscess is caused by a build-up of pus caused by bacteria. This can be inside a tooth, in the bone, or in the gums. When an abscess forms in the tooth it is known as a periapical abscess. In the gum, it is known as a periodontal abscess. Both can be serious, and extremely painful. If left untreated an abscess could spread to different parts of the body and make people very ill indeed. In the most extreme cases, it can cause abscesses in the brain and lead to a coma.
Despite an array of information available on the internet on how to treat an abscess at home, it still requires immediate attention by a trained professional. This may involve:
If you are concerned about a possible abscess or you have any other urgent issues you can call the clinic on 0208 547 9997. Emergency dental care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The clinic also provides general dental treatments and an array of stunning cosmetic dentistry options to enhance and improve the teeth and face. Our staff are waiting to take your call.