While our teeth are quite strong, there can be times when conditions such an abscess cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort. Without help from a dentist, a flawless smile could be placed in jeopardy. Abscesses are normally caused by infections which affect the root of the tooth or trauma to the tooth in question.
There are also times when an abscess can form between the gum and the surface of the tooth. Let us take a look at some warning signs which should be evaluated by a trained professional.
– Gums which become swollen, red and painful for no apparent reason.
– A low-grade fever accompanied by oral pain (ranging from mild to severe).
– A localised toothache that becomes progressively worse over time.
“In extreme cases, the infection and abscess may be so severe that the only option is to remove the tooth.”