Dental Abscess Treatment Glen Waverley

A dental abscess is a serious dental emergency that is often misunderstood. It is more than just an accumulation of pus; it signifies a threat progressing by the minute.

At EK Dental Surgery, we treat all dental issues with care and urgency, more so in cases of a dental emergency. We have same-day emergency appointments available to provide immediate attention as soon as possible.

If you or your loved ones in Glen Waverley have a dental emergency, do not hesitate to call your emergency dentist at EK Dental Surgery. 

What is a Dental Abscess?

A dental abscess is the formation of pus inside the infected tooth or in the gums. Pus is a thick yellowish liquid composed of dead white blood cells, bacteria, and contains tissue debris and serum.

A dental abscess is usually caused by:

The abscess forms one or two days after an infection. Once it appears, it will not go away unless treated with professional help.

If disregarded, the bacteria from the dental abscess can spread, including to the surrounding areas, and the jaw. In some rare and severe cases, the infection reaches the body via the bloodstream. 

Symptoms of a Dental Abscess

Aside from a visible abscess in the mouth, the following are the accompanying symptoms of dental abscess.

  • Persistent throbbing pain in the affected area
  • Redness and swelling of the outside cheek where the abscess is located.
  • Foul breath or a bitter taste in the tongue caused by the dripping abscess
  • Enlarged neck glands
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Tooth sensitivity

As noted, once the abscess forms, it won’t go away on its own. You need professional help before it can worsen.

One indication that the infection is starting to spread is fever and difficulty in fully opening the mouth. 

First Aid Steps

These first aid steps do not solve the problem. They merely provide temporary relief to help you manage before your trip to the dentist.

In case of a dental abscess, here’s what you can do:

  • Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash.
  • A saline solution is an alternative. Dissolve ½ teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of lukewarm water. Rinse your mouth vigorously, several times.
  • You may take OTC pain relievers but always be mindful of their restrictions. Do not put aspirin on the affected area to avoid chemical burn.
  • Visit your dentist immediately. 

Treatment of Dental Abscess

Your Glen Waverley dentist will create an incision to drain the dental abscess. The cause of the dental abscess will be determined and treated to prevent it from forming again. Treatment for dental abscess can be:

  • Draining the abscess
  • Antibiotics
  • Tooth extraction
  • Root canal treatment
  • Periodontal surgery 

Dental Abscess Treatment in Glen Waverley

Don’t put off seeing us in case of a dental emergency, as time is very important in such circumstances. A same day emergency appointment is available to relieve you of your pain as soon as possible. 

Dental Abscess Treatment in Glen Waverley

Call (03) 9887 8787 or visit us at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.

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Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
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