Dental Abscess

Dental Abscess

An abscess is a collection of pus that is comprised of bacteria and infection.
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Four Types of Abscesses:

  • Gingival abscess – an infection of the gums that does not affect the tooth
  • Periodontal abscess – an infection of the bone tissue
  • Periapical abscess – an infection of the soft pulp of the tooth, this is the worst abscess and is the last stage of decay before the tooth has to be removed
  • Pericoronal abscess – an infection of the soft tissues surrounding the crown of a tooth

Purchase Street Family Dental in Rye, New York will treat all tooth abscesses. Signs of a dental abscess include extreme unbearable pain in the infected area. The pain can be described as throbbing, sharp, or shooting. The infected tooth is sensitive to hot or cold and it doesn’t respond well to pressure. The tooth eventually becomes swollen and will affect your mouth, face, and skin. If not treated it can cause severe illness. In the event your tooth is left untreated for a long period of time, you will begin to notice a foul odor coming from your mouth, puss will begin to pour from your tooth, and the severity of the infection can cause nerve damage, spreading of decay to other teeth and gums, holes in your teeth, and Gum disease. If you are afraid of the dentist we offer services in sedation dentistry, throughout the whole process you won‘t feel a thing. Call us today for an emergency evaluation.

Signs and symptoms of a dental abscess
  • A sharp pain or discomfort when biting on tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Swellling of the mouth and surrounding gums
  • Bad oral odor
  • Difficulty swallowing, chewing, opening and closing mouth, and sleeping
  • Fever
Causes of a dental abscess?
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Trauma to the mouth or teeth(broken or chipped teeth
  • Obstructions in the salivary glands
Caring for your tooth
  • Avoid very hot or cold food and drink
  • Eat soft foods on the opposite side of the tooth
  • Use a soft toothbrush and avoid flossing around the affected tooth
Afraid of the dentist?

Here at Purchase Street Family Dental we offer a variety of options to peacefully get you through your visit. Sedation, numbing, anesthesia, laser and high tech dentistry we offer everything you need to feel comfortable in our office!

Our emergency services include assistance in:
In the case of an emergency we can also assist you with:
  • Swollen mouth or gums
  • Infected gums
  • Chipped tooth or chipped teeth
  • Repairing broken dentures
  • Missing tooth or teeth
  • A lost or loose filling
  • Oral injections or infections
What To Do If You Have a Toothache, Abscess, Swollen Mouth or Mouth Infection
  • Rinse your mouth out with warm water to clean it out
  • Gently use dental floss to clear debris from tooth
  • Avoid putting painkillers against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.
Call us at (914)921-5437 to have all of your questions answered by one of our professional team members, schedule an appointment with us today!