Tooth Abscess | Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

woman holding her mouth due to pain caused by a tooth abscess

A Tooth Abscess or Dental Abscess is an accumulation of pus. There are a few reasons a dental abscess may occur, but most commonly it is resulting from a dental infection. It is not always visible in the mouth but can be seen on an x-ray.  If untreated, this condition can cause extreme pain and swelling and can progress to a severe, life-threating infection. In this article, Dr. Rozelle Owens will explain how to treat a dental abscess and its causes and symptoms.

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[Video] Wisdom Tooth Infection: What Causes It and What You Can Do

 

[Video] Wisdom Tooth Infection: What Causes It and What You Can Do – When the wisdom tooth is pushing through the gum, there is a flap of gum covering it. Plaque bacteria and food particles can get trapped underneath that. It can be difficult to keep the area clean, and this leads to an infection.

The symptoms can range from moderate to severe pain. You can also suffer from bad breath, facial swelling, sore throat, earache, difficulty opening your mouth, fever and difficulty breathing.

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Are you a nervous patient?

Have you ever ignored a toothache just because the idea of walking into a dentist surgery make you freeze with fear? Are you a nervous patient? Don’t worry! You’re definitely not the only one.

For many people, the idea of having to go to the dentist can trigger loads of unpleasant feelings, such as anxiety, fear, panic and embarrassment. Even simple routine treatments can cause feelings of absolute dread. Many people haven’t had a bad experience at the dentist, but the fear has been passed down from a family member. This can lead to generation after generation growing up with dental phobia. Read more

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Over 40s? Get to know how to keep your smile and mouth looking youthful

The benefits of having a beautiful smile are uncountable: high self-esteem, confidence, happiness and wellbeing to name a few. Over the years, however, the natural wear can result in chipped teeth and colour ranging from yellow to brown-ish. Some people embrace the ageing as a natural process, while others prefer to rejuvenate the smile and instantly their visage. If you fit in the second group, this article is for you! Check out some treatments available and what habits to avoid. Read more

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Pericoronitis – Gum infection associated with Wisdom Teeth

When the wisdom teeth are erupting, usually during the late adolescence or early 20s, many problems can occur inside the mouth. When the tooth is not yet fully erupted, pericoronitis  can occur.

Pericoronitis is one of the most common problems related to wisdom teeth. When the tooth is pushing up through the gum, it takes a while. This means there is a flap of gum tissue covering the tooth can easily hold food particles and plaque. “As the hygiene of the area is not very easy to maintain, the presence of food waste can be constant and plaque bacteria will grow, causing inflammation and infection in the area”, explains Dr. Rozelle Owens. Symptoms range from medium or excessive pain and swelling to difficulty opening the mouth, sore throat, and bad breath. In more severe cases, symptoms may also include fever, earache and difficulty breathing! Moreover, as this area will be swollen, it is quite possible that the opposite tooth above the area exacerbates the problem by biting down on the swollen gum causing more swelling and pain. Ouch! Read more

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Oral Care during pregnancy – what you should know

pregnant woman brushing teeth and concerned about Oral Care During Pregnancy

Oral Care During Pregnancy What You Should Know? It is not uncommon for the mother-to-be to have oral health problems. The extra hormones in the body during pregnancy can make pregnant women more susceptible to gum disease. This means keeping plaque bacteria under control is even more important. “During pregnancy, several changes occur in the female body that can lead to the onset or worsen of dental problems,” says Dr. Rozelle Owens. “The change of hormones in pregnancy affects the immune system, making the gums more sensitive to the plaque bacteria that cause gum disease. One of the most common symptoms of this disease is intense and spontaneous bleeding during brushing,” adds Dr. Owens. If not addressed it can become advanced gum disease which can lead to tooth loss. Read more

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How to keep your mouth healthy when you have a sweet tooth?

How to keep your mouth healthy when you have a sweet tooth?

Giving up sugar is hard but we have some good news. Rozelle Owens is ready to explain it. 🙂

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