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Tooth Abscess

Tooth Abscess Treatment Dublin

A tooth becomes abscessed when the nerve becomes infected from bacteria and the nerve chamber becomes filled with pus. This is caused by neglect of a decayed tooth or a leaking filling. A tooth can also become abscessed from the result of severe trauma such as a blow to your face that upsets the nerve in your tooth. The pain is usually a deep throbbing pain and your tooth will be tender to tap with the nail of your finger. To avoid a sleepless night, get to your dentist as soon as you can.

Tooth Abscess Symptoms

The main symptom indicating a tooth abscess is a severe toothache. Tooth abscess pain is continuous and is often described as a sharp, gnawing, throbbing, or shooting pain.

Other tooth abscess symptoms can include:

- A bitter taste in the mouth
- Bad breath
- Pain when chewing food
- General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling
- Fever
- Teeth are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures
- Swollen glands of the neck
- Swelling of the gum over the infected tooth- this may look like a pimple
- Swollen area of the upper or lower jaw - this a very serious symptom - please contact your dentist as soon as possible.

To make an Emergency Dental Appointment call: Park Clinic Dental 01 2853666 Knocklyon Dental 01 4936909