Abscessed tooth is the accumulation of pus, bacteria and blood in the gum line area of the mouth. The tendency for this situation is the occurrence of pain in the area because of the swelling in the gums. As other individuals prefer, they would want to have the abscessed tooth erupted because it would usually be the best way to alleviate the discomfort entailed with it.
What Causes Abscessed Tooth
An individual will suffer from abscess tooth because of the following reasons:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Underlying periodontal diseases
- Injury to the area
- Cracked tooth
How to Treat Abscess Tooth Pain
There are many methods and practices individuals do to treat and to lessen the discomfort of an abscess tooth.Not only will it cause swelling in the face and inability to chew, others usually would have fever, but the main nagging discomfort from abscess tooth is the pain associated with it.
Because of the increase in size and accumulation of pus, fluid and bacteria in the gum line, the nerves in the gums are stimulated thus the extreme pain that an individual would usually experience if they have an abscessed tooth.
You can do any of the following of these to cope up with abscessed tooth pain:
- To lessen the swelling, you can apply cold compress to the affected area.
- Gargle with lukewarm salt and water and it will help facilitate the drainage. The warm water relaxes the oral cavity while the salt acts as an antiseptic.
- When there is a positive eruption of abscess, the pus and blood will have to be drained. Spit it out and do not swallow. Just keep gargling and let lukewarm water with salt swirl and facilitate the drain.
- If it still has not erupted and you really would want it to erupt, you can take a cotton swab, dip it in a tablespoon of salt and baking soda. Use this as you wipe the gum line area. Press the abscessed tooth as hard as possible using the swab with salt and baking soda. You will be able to know if you have punctured the abscess if the pain would suddenly subside.
- If cotton swabs will not work, sometimes using a sterile needle would be the best thing to do.
- Always remember that it is also better to seek medical help for this condition.
How to Prevent Abscess Tooth
- Simply observing proper oral hygiene lessens the risk of having an abscess tooth.
- Have a regular dental check-up and lead a proper and healthy lifestyle.