look out for these symptoms of tooth abscesses

Look out for these symptoms of Tooth Abscesses

Tooth abscesses are serious dental infections that can cause severe damage to your mouth and smile. People suffering from tooth abscesses undergo excruciating pain and need to see a dentist as soon as a symptom appears. Tooth abscesses can even be between teeth and the gums. Here are the causes and symptoms of tooth abscess.

Key takeaways;

– Tooth abscesses arise from aggravated cavities or trauma, therefore, brush daily, avoid cavity-causing things like smoking and acidic foods.

– Visit your dentist immediately you experience toothaches which are associated with fever, swollen gums, pain when chewing or a strange taste.

– If you seek treatment early enough, root canal therapy will be enough. If the infection is severe, your tooth may have to be removed.

Ensure proper oral hygiene, eat teeth-healthy foods and visit your dentist if you experience any of the above symptoms.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.