The pain you feel for tooth abscess or tooth infection might bother your whole day. This disease of course can be prevented and be cured.
Abscess tooth is a disease caused by the growth of bacteria in your teeth. Tooth decay is the common problem that triggers this disease. Well, there are various things that cause this. The infection of this disease is lying between the tooth and the gum, and also in the root of teeth. Tooth decay, trauma of tooth, gum disease, and also gingivitis are various causes of abscess tooth. Those problems will allow bacteria to enter through your tooth enamel. They will infect the pulp, which is the center of the teeth; the bacteria can spread from the root to the bones that support the teeth.
Symptoms and How to diagnose it
Sharp pain is common symptoms you will get when having abscess tooth, while other that may follow are bitter taste in mouth, swelling area on lower or upper jaw, pain when chewing, fever, redness at gums, open sire at the side of teeth gum, swollen neck glands also may happen, and the last common symptoms is sensitivity of your teeth to cold or hot liquids and foods. If the infection is not treated well, it can spread and keep growing, and finally can affect to tissue. Further and worsen disease may happen.
Dentist will check the infection by examining your mouth. They will push the swollen area on your teeth gum, and do a pulp test to see whether or not the bacteria is still active, and the tooth is still alive or not. The pulp test will cover these three things, tapping on your mouth, temperature testing, and also examination with electric tester. X-ray examination is sometimes also done to see the lose bones of your teeth. When the dentist tap on your tooth and you feel pain, it means something. They sometimes also ask you to close the mouth very tight, and when the pain increases, this can be meant as abscess tooth. Red and swollen gums also give a sign for a dentist to see that you have this problem.
Antibiotics are needed to kill the bacteria and the infections. Your doctor may also suggest you to rinse regularly your teeth with warm water mixed with salt water for several days. This is also used for calming your gum and teeth. The last treatment done by the dentist is removing diseased tissue, to prevent infections spread from the abscess tooth.