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Tooth Abscess
A dental abscess or (tooth abscess is an accumulation of pus (dead blood cells & bacteria) caused by a bacterial infection. In dentistry the term tooth abscess or infiltrate is the norm. The main symptoms are severe toothache & problems opening one’s mouth, but fever can also occur in some cases. Abscesses can also be painless. In these cases the patients only feel pain when pressure is applied on the infection site. Tooth treatment for abscess consists in an incision of the abscess to remove the pus. To allow the pus to flow, a drain is often installed. Please note that a non-treated tooth abscess can become life threatening! It is therefore very important to conduct an abscess therapy, but also treat the cause of the tooth abscess itself. The incision abates the first pain and prevents the progress of the inflammation, but this doesn't treat the condition that caused the abscess in the first place! Check out the video to find out what the main causes of dental abscesses are and what you can do about this kind of dental infection.
Here you can see LIVE OPERATION Abscess Treatment.
Produced: 03/2011
I had a root canal procedure done on one of my molars a year ago. About 2 weeks ago, I developed a dental abscess on my gums above that molar. It's not painful, it only hurts when I touch it.My dentist said that there is nothing wrong with the root canal. I just finished my treatment today and the abscess is still there.
Posted: 9 years ago
With long-standing abscesses a true cyst can actually form - called a simple radicular cyst. This cyst though won't resolve with treatment by antibiotics or even root canal therapy, and these cyst can sometimes expand significantly and cause localized bone resorption, bone loss and tooth loss. Treatment is complete excision. -Steven Koos DDS, MD
Posted: 11 years ago
very interesting! My dentist has already removed an abscesses in the same place 2 times but has never mentioned the real cause. I got suspicious that he was just treating the symptom so I started looking and found this video. Great help! It's time to change the dentist! Thanks.
Posted: 11 years ago