Posted on Sep 19, 2008 | Comments 0
Are you worried about tooth abscess? It is a preventable condition if you take better oral care. Tooth abscess can happen at any time to any one irrespective of age and gender.
Infectious bacteria that grow in your tooth cavities because of improper oral care causes tooth abscess. When an infected tooth doesn’t receive appropriate dental care, it certainly grows into tooth abscess and gradually it will spread to the surrounding gums and adjacent areas.
A tooth abscess will not go away on its own without appropriate treatment. If the abscess ruptures, you can get some relief from the pain, but proper dental treatment is always recommended.
If the abscess doesn’t drain completely, there is a chance for the infection to spread to other areas of head and neck and eventually turns into life-threatening disease for you.
Identify the infection!
Throbbing and persistent tooth ache are the main symptoms of tooth abscess. At the initial stages of infection, your teeth can become sensitive to heat and pressure with biting or chewing the food.
Gradually, you may develop fever along with swelling in your face and cheek. You can also experience tender and swollen lymph nodes in your neck or under the jaw.
If the abscess ruptures, you’ll have sudden rush of foul smelling and foul tasting fluid in your mouth. When you notice such kind of fluid, immediately clean it well and consult any experienced dentist to prevent the spread of infection.
Follow these simple home remedies!
Apart from taking proper medical treatment, you can also implement certain essential measures at your home to get rid of the infection in much better way. These effective home remedies also works as better first aid for your infection and you can get some relief from throbbing tooth ache.
- Place a dry tea bag or piece of potato inside your cheek against the painful tooth and keep it for few hours or you can also put it over night, if you have severe pain. It can draw the infection and also drains the pus. As a result, you can get some relief from your severe pain and swelling.
- When the abscess begins to discharge from your mouth, you can feel very bad smell and also odd taste from your mouth. So, brush your teeth and repeat the disinfectant H2O2 gargle. Add few drops of tea tree oil in some water and gargle your mouth with the solution.
- Mix half baking soda and half cooking salt and dip a wet cotton ball into this salt mixture and stuff it in your mouth against the infectious tooth. You can also take 3 or 4 garlic capsules everyday for 5 days as a natural antibiotic.
However, if you have any doubt to implement these remedies for your abscessed tooth, consult your dentist and take better suggestions to take better care for your tooth infection.
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