Posted on 6/25/2019 by Barbara Ketchum
|Are you one of those people who try to “tough it out” when you're not feeling well? Sometimes this strategy works just fine, but other times it can lead to serious problems.
One such time is if you think you may have a tooth abscess. If you have any of the symptoms of a tooth abscess, you need to be aware that putting off treatment can be dangerous. As such, you need to seek out professional help right away.
What is a Tooth Abscess?A tooth abscess is a condition where you have an infection in your tooth and, as a result, a pocket of bodily fluid such as pus forms in a part of the tooth. It is also commonly known as a dental abscess.
Whatever you call it, it can be very dangerous to ignore. Left untreated, the toxins in a tooth abscess can migrate into other parts of the body and cause dangerous consequences. In some cases, it is even possible for a tooth abscess to be life-threatening. Because of this, you need to be sure to seek out treatment without delay if you feel that you may be struggling with a tooth abscess.
Things to Look For
While there is not any one definitive symptom of a tooth abscess, there are a number of common things you can be on the lookout for. If you have one or more of these symptoms, be sure to get treatment as quickly as you can.
Common symptoms of a tooth abscess include, but are not limited to, pain that radiates throughout your jaw and/or neck area, a swollen and/or reddened face, bad breath and/or a bad taste in your mouth, a warm spot in your jaw, and even fever. If you have any of these, please come see us. We're here to help, and we'll do whatever is necessary to help treat your tooth abscess.
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