A dental abscess can occur due to an infected tooth or because of gum disease. Typically, the result is a swollen, pus-filled area at the base of the infected tooth and this can often be extremely painful. The dentist will follow some basic procedures to cure the problem.
– Lance the abscess
– Drain off pus and remove any other debris
– Clean the root and treat the tooth
If gum disease caused the abscess a dentist may prescribe “a course of antibiotics to prevent the infection from coming back” and affecting neighbouring teeth. More serious cases may require root planing treatment or extraction. Find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-dental-abscess-and-how-is-it-treated/.
Dr. John campaigne BDS
Born and bred in Stockport, went to Birmingham university and got BDS 1983. Been practicing in and around Stockport/ Manchester all my career so far! Done lots of courses on Implants and cosmetic dentistry particularly and like to keep up with current technology in dentistry, Lasers, Cerec etc. We like to run a small caring practice and cover most items of dentistry ourselves to give a very personal treatment experience. I have been in this current practice for 24yrs and most of my staff have been with me 16 plus years.
Personally i am married to Jane for 30yrs, we have 3 children Hannah 29works in London for a Law firm, Chloe 28 who lives in Macclesfield works in a shop and Henry 24 who like hole has FragileX syndrome but affects boys more than girls so he is at home with us, although he 'owns' a cafe in Prestbury called Henry's which keeps us very busy and have been known to spend the weekend washing up! I go to the gym 4 times a week at 6am, much to my wife's disgust because I great up at 5.30am. I plays golf as much as i can, not enough. Snowboarding in the winter. I enjoy dentistry for the interaction with people, and the best feeling when you take a dental phobic to Smiling confident person is great.