A tooth abscess is a purulent pocket in the tissue around the tooth or below. Bacterial infection or gum disease, gingivitis or periodontitis, may cause damage to the bone around the tooth abscess. An tooth abscess can be very painful. You can feel the strong stabbing pain when you are biting or chewing. Tooth abscess begins when bacteria invade and infect a tooth, resulting in the accumulation of pus. When pus has no where to go out, there is a abscess.Treatment of tooth abscess is a process of several steps. It includes treatment of the tooth abscess, and then treat the causes and prevention of further damage if possible. No matter what type of tooth abscess, your dentist will probably prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection before taking any action. He may also recommend regular mouthwash solution of warm water and salt if necessary by taking painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Some people are tempted to put an aspirin tablet directly on the sore spot, but this will only irritate the gums.
After your tooth abscess is cured, you can prevent further problems:
· Regularly brush your teeth and floss and visit your dentist regularly
· Eat a healthy diet and avoid sugary foods and drinks.
· Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Tobacco slows the ability of tissues to heal. It also increases the risk of gum disease and cancer of the mouth and throat.