Learn More About Dental Abscess: Causes, Solutions, And FAQ's

Here at Timberlands Dental Clinic, we know that a dental abscess is a very serious condition that needs immediate attention. With many treatment options, our friendly team of dentists is dedicated to helping you feel better as soon as possible.
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Dental Abscess

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The pain from a dental abscess can be unbearable. It can make it difficult for you to eat, speak, sleep, and even concentrate on your day-to-day tasks.
An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms when bacteria in your mouth enter your tooth or gums and cause an infection. The consequences of an unmanaged abscess can be very serious, including tooth loss and the spread of the infection to your soft tissues, jaw bone, head, and other parts of your body. That is why it is urgent to see a dental professional as soon as possible.
Timberlands Dental Clinic offers various services for abscesses, including root canal therapy, tooth and wisdom teeth extraction, and an emergency dentist. Our experienced dental team can provide you with the treatment you need to manage the infection and prevent further damage. For your convenience, we offer convenient appointment times and different payment options.
Don’t let a dental abscess threaten your health. Contact us today and see how we can help!


Common Causes of Dental Abscess

While there are several different causes of dental abscess, the most common include:

  • Tooth decay:
    This occurs when bacteria in the mouth produce acids that damage the enamel, creating cavities. If the decay is not managed, it can spread to the inner layers of the tooth. When this happens, an abscess may develop from the infection.

  • Gum disease:
    When plaque is not removed from the teeth, the bacteria in it can damage the gums and cause them to pull away. This creates pockets where bacteria can build up, causing infection that can lead to an abscess.

  • Cracked tooth:
    Cracks in teeth create pathways for bacteria to enter and infect the tooth. As a result, they are more likely to develop an abscess.

  • Poor oral hygiene:
    If you don’t brush and floss regularly, the bacteria in your mouth is left to cause both tooth decay and gum disease. The growth of bacteria can cause infection and, eventually, an abscess.
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Dental Services

Dental Services that Can Address Dental Abscess

Root Canal Therapy

By performing root canal therapy, teeth that have been infected and abscessed can be saved rather than being extracted. 

With our qualified dental team, we offer safe and comfortable root canal treatments. So, you can get relief while preserving your natural teeth.

Tooth Extraction

When other treatments fail, your dentists will recommend removing your tooth to manage the abscess. This is the last resort when the tooth can no longer be saved.

At our clinic, we strive to keep you relaxed so you experience as little discomfort as possible during your procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Because of their position in the mouth, wisdom teeth are more difficult to clean and more likely to develop an abscess.

Your highly trained dentists can remove your wisdom teeth safely and efficiently to ease your pain and infection.

Emergency Dentist

When an abscess presents with other symptoms like fever or swelling, it is considered a dental emergency and you must see a dentist at once.

The emergency dentist can accommodate you right away and provide you with care so you can recover quickly.

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose
Timberlands Dental Clinic

Exceptional Patient Care

Exceptional Patient Care by Experienced Dentists

We understand that a dental abscess can be a painful and unpleasant experience. Our top priority is to ensure that you receive outstanding care and treatment from our skilled team. You can be confident that you are in good hands at our clinic.
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Restorative Procedures

Same-Day Restorative Procedures

Our goal is for you to have optimal oral health as soon as possible. So, we also offer same-day restorative procedures for your other dental needs. Whether you require a filling, a crown, or a dental bridge, we can take care of it in one visit.

Payment Options

Quick and Easy Health Fund Claims and Flexible Payment Options

Dental care should be convenient and accessible. We want to make things as easy as possible for you. That is why we provide quick and easy health fund claims as well as flexible payment options.
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New and Modern State-of-the-Art Clinic

At our new, state-of-the-art clinic, you can trust that you’re getting high-quality services for your oral health. Our modern facilities are equipped with the latest technology, and our team of professionals is always up-to-date on the latest advances in dentistry.


Frequently Asked Questions about
Dental Abscess

Here are some signs that may indicate you have a tooth abscess:

  • Swelling and pain in the face, jaw, or neck
  • Severe toothache or pain in your gums
  • A pimple-like bump in your gums
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
  • Fever or high body temperature
  • Bad taste or odor in the mouth

Consider seeing a dentist right away if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

It is recommended that you avoid the following things with an abscessed tooth:

  • Delaying dental treatment
  • Touching, prodding, or poking the swelling
  • Attempting to drain the pus yourself
  • Consuming hot and cold foods and drinks in the meantime
  • Biting down on hard foods
  • Avoiding the area when brushing and flossing

There are a few things you can do to manage your abscessed tooth at home:

  • Rinse your mouth with salt dissolved in water or antiseptic mouthwash.
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers for temporary relief.
  • Apply a cold compress to the cheek where the abscess is located.
  • Contact your dentist as soon as possible.

Yes, a dental abscess can be life-threatening if it is not addressed at once. The infection can spread to your jaw, neck, and head, and it can even enter your bloodstream. This can lead to serious health complications, such as sepsis.
It is considered a dental emergency, which is why it is urgent that you see your dentists as soon as possible. They will take the appropriate action to prevent the infection from spreading.