treatment options for dental abscesses

Treatment Options For Dental Abscesses

Dental abscesses caused by infection are treated differently depending on their severity and the extent to which the teeth have been damaged. 

Key takeaways: 

– The first step is to drain the abscess from pus.
– In some cases, a sealant and dental crown will be all it’s needed.
– More severe cases may require root canal therapy and / or an extraction.

After treatment, it’s essential to follow the instructions given by your dentist for a speedy recovery and to ensure that your teeth and oral tissues remain healthy. 

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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.