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Do you have an irritating or painful sore in your mouth? It may be an abscess, a pus-filled area that acts as a barricade from an infection from spreading around the mouth. This can be the result of an infection when bacteria enter an irritated or hurt area, causing pain and swelling. Our dental office in Dallas, Texas, strive to give you the care you need for your abscess, whether it’s tooth-related or gum-related.

Let your dentist look at your abscess right away so it doesn’t affect the teeth, surrounding tissues, and/or jaw bone. Signs such as redness in the gums, a gross taste in the mouth, pain, swelling, or a fever are symptoms of an abscess. Talk to your dentist about one of the following treatments if you have found an abscess:

– A root canal treatment if you have decay or a cracked tooth
– A cleaning performed by a dental professional, in between the gums and teeth if it’s a result of gum disease
– To destroy the infection, antibiotics can be effective
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– Drain the infection of pus and anything else that could cause further infection.

Keep a daily dental care schedule of brushing and flossing to avoid abscesses, and visit our office in Dallas, Texas, for an exam twice a year. Call Smiley Dental Buckner today at 972.616.0060 to ensure a healthy and bright smile!