Dental Abscess Or Swelling
At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we prioritise your dental treatment when you have a dental abscess or gum swelling causing dental pain. A dental abscess is a dental emergency caused by a bacterial infection in the gums, tooth, or jawbone. A dental abscess is a collection of pus in the tissues surrounding a tooth causing inflammation, swelling and potential spread of oral infection. Dental abscesses generally are very painful. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic dental abscesses are treated by our highly skilled dentists as soon as possible. A dental abscess usually represents a serious infection to your gums or tooth and can cause a severe toothache. Patients can have difficulty eating, speaking and sleeping. Urgent dental care is advisable for severe dental pain. Dental abscesses can damage the integrity of your jawbone can spread further into your head and neck making you systemically unwell. In severe cases dental abscesses if left untreated can progress to facial swellings, jawline swellings and cellulitis into the head and neck requiring immediate hospitalisation. Dental abscesses can reduce a patient’s capacity to swallow and even breathe if left untreated.
Call us at Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre if you have the following symptoms of a dental abscess, gum swelling or facial swelling:
- gum inflammation, burning, swelling, tenderness and redness
- throbbing pain that comes suddenly and spreads to your ears, neck, and jaw or dental pain unrelieved with painkillers
- hyper-sensitivity to hot and cold food or drinks;
- facial swelling and redness
- unpleasant taste in your mouth and bad breath.