ABSCESS OR PUS FROM GUMS
A dental abscess is a collection of pus which can cause toothache and other symptoms. Without treatment, the condition is likely to become worse, and you may lose the affected tooth. Complications are uncommon, but can be serious .
WHAT IS A DENTAL ABCESS?
An abscess is a collection of pus. Pus is a thick fluid that usually contains white blood cells, dead tissue and germs (bacteria). The usual cause of an abscess is an infection with bacteria.
This type of abscess starts in the supporting structures of the teeth, such as the periodontium which is between the tooth and the gum. It most commonly develops as a complication of gum disease (periodontal disease), which is infection or inflammation of the tissues that surround the teeth. Gum disease often causes the gum to become slightly detached from the tooth. This causes pockets to form which may get filled with bacteria and progress to form an abscess. A periodontal abscess may also develop as a complication of injury to the gums or periodontium. A periodontal abscess is sometimes called a gum boil as the abscess causes a swelling to develop next to a tooth.
- Root canal therapy
- Gum Surgery
CROOKED & DRIFTING TEETH
Drifting and crooked teeth can be related to gum disease or existing space around the teeth. Regular cleanings and quality home care practices can help prevent drifting of the teeth out of position. For teeth that require corrective techniques, there are many treatment options available!