A periodontal abscess is a swollen bump on your gums that contains a pocket of pus (infection).
If you see a bump on your gums, call our emergency dentist as soon as possible.
He’ll be able to find the cause of your gum abscess so you can avoid tooth extraction or other serious consequences. Continue reading to learn more!
Signs of a periodontal abscess:
- Tooth sensitivity to heat and cold
- Swollen gums
- Pain while chewing
- Loose tooth
- Bump on gums (can look like a pimple)
- Pus inside mouth
- Bad taste in mouth (from pus)
Periodontal Abscess Therapy Appointment
During your appointment, our emergency dentist will examine your gums for swelling or redness. We may also take x-rays to see if you have advanced gum disease, an infected tooth, or bone loss. A periodontal abscess isn’t able to heal on its own, which is why you should seek emergency dental care as soon as possible.
Your gum abscess was most likely caused by untreated plaque and tartar buildup. The bacteria in plaque can infect the gum pockets surrounding teeth until you develop an abscess. Depending on the extent of damage caused by the abscess, our 24 hour dentist may recommend scaling and root planing, tooth extraction, or root canal therapy after draining the infection.
Dr. Lebster DDS and his team will be able to quickly treat your gum abscess so you can avoid further complications!
Dr. Lebster DDS and his team will be able to quickly treat your gum abscess so you can avoid further complications to your oral health. To schedule a time to see our Holland emergency dentist, call RediDental Emergency Dental Care at (616) 796-3200.