A periapical tooth abscess is a serious condition that typically results from bacteria entering the dental pulp. Located in the innermost part of the tooth, the tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues.
Bacteria enter through a dental cavity or other point of entry and travel all the way down to the root. The infection causes swelling and inflammation at the tip of the root.
We do our best to prevent (and assist with) any problems.
These Six Factors May Increase Your Risk of an Tooth Abscess:
– A recent dental procedure
– Specific health conditions
– Taking antibiotics or other medicines that suppress the immune system
– Age older than 35 years old
– Long term periodontitis, aka severe gum disease.
Poor dental hygiene can lead to problems with your mouth, teeth, and gums. If you don’t brush your teeth for two minutes every morning and rinse out your mouth after eating, you’ve increased your risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Problems may include tooth abscesses, which swell and leak fluid.
Eating a high-sugar diet. Eating lots of sugary foods, such as sweets and sodas, can lead to tooth cavities and even a tooth infection.
Dry mouth is a common side effect of certain medications, and it can also be related to aging. Anyone who has a dry mouth is at an increased risk for tooth decay.
Pus is a liquid that stems from an infection somewhere else in your body. When it gets into your tooth, it may form a pocket – or pus – in the tooth.
In some cases, an infection can result from an untreated cavity, injury, or old dental work.
Gastroenteritis is contagious and can be caused by a virus or bacteria. Signs of it include a stomachache, bad breath, and fever.