Tooth abscess:

Dental abscess ( )

A tooth abscess often results from a bacterial infection in the tooth. It is a cavern of pus (abscess) in the center of the tooth (dental pulp) or in the gum next to the tooth. It may cause bad oral odor, pain and even fever. A good oral hygiene can avoid tooth abscess. It is recommended to visit a dentist as early as possible to prevent a further damage to the teeth and a spreading of the infection.

Full Description

A tooth abscess often results from a bacterial infection in the tooth. Due to the infection, pus can form in the dental pulp. Also teeth decay and periodontal diseases can favor an infection which can lead to a tooth abscess.

Symptoms

Immobilization, Uncontrolled defecation, Limited mobility of the leg, Mouth ulcers, Mouth pain, Dry mouth, Tongue swelling, Difficulty in swallowing, Tongue burning, Sputum, Sore throat, Cough, Impairment of male potency, Blackhead, Dry mouth, Runny nose, Sleeplessness, Nausea, Stuffy nose, Cough with sputum, Mouth pain, Reduced appetite, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Hard defecation, Difficult defecation, Nausea, Incomplete defecation, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Less than 3 defecations per week, Swelling in the genital area, Swelling of the testicles, Testicular pain, Neck pain, Numbness in the arm, Pain radiating to the arm, Limited mobility of the back, Ankle swelling, Limited mobility of the ankle, Foot swelling, Double vision, Reduced appetite, Increased appetite, Weight loss, Weight gain, Difficulty to concentrate, Headache, Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Forgetfulness, Anxiety, Vomiting blood, Diarrhea, Tiredness, Dizziness, Pallor, Blackening of vision, Vomiting, Nausea, Black stools, Pallor, Vomiting, Weight loss, Swollen glands in the neck, Black stools, Heartburn, Nausea, Vomiting blood, Reduced appetite, Cough, Tiredness, Abdominal pain, Sore throat, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Sweating, Stomach burning, Burning in the throat, Early satiety, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Heartburn, Reduced appetite, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Sore throat, Distended abdomen, Abdominal pain, Vomiting blood, Early satiety, Cough, Stomach burning, Hiccups, Black stools, Heartburn, Reduced appetite, Back pain, Lower-back pain, Limited mobility of the back, Neck pain, Pain radiating to the arm, Chest pain, Joint instability, Morning stiffness, Joint swelling, Joint pain, Hand swelling, Ankle swelling, Limited mobility of the back, Limited mobility of the leg, Limited mobility of the fingers, Limited mobility of the ankle, Knee pain, Physical inactivity, Foot swelling, Sleeplessness, Joylessness, Nervousness, Reduced appetite, Anxiety, Aggressiveness, Eyelid swelling, Eyelids sticking together, Eye pain, Bleeding in the conjunctiva of the eye, Eye redness, Ringing in the ear, Impaired hearing, Hearing loss, Feeling of pressure in the ear, Impaired balance, Vision impairment, Skin redness, Formation of blisters on a skin area, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Wound, Skin rash, Skin nodules, Skin thickening, Hardening of the skin, Dry skin, Crusting, Skin redness, Fever, Skin rash, Skin redness, Swollen glands in the neck, Swollen glands in the armpit, Swollen glands in the groin, Leg swelling, Joint pain, Pain in the limbs, Headache, Itching of skin, Foot swelling, Toe swelling, Non-healing skin wound, Irregular mole, Scar, Difficulty in swallowing, Swollen glands in the groin, Skin rash, Genital warts, Swollen glands in the neck, Hair loss, Eye redness, Skin nodules, Shortness of breath, Fever, Joint pain, Weight loss, Skin rash, Skin redness, Cough, Tiredness, Eye redness, Eye pain, Foot pain, Skin nodules, Scar, Numbness in the leg, Muscular atrophy in the leg, Muscular weakness in the leg, Foot pain, Tingling, Blood in stool, Hard defecation, Painful defecation, Cramps, Pain of the anus, Itching of the anus, Muscular weakness in the arm, Pain radiating to the arm, Face pain, Lockjaw, Earache, Stress-related leg pain, Limited mobility of the ankle, Pain radiating to the arm, Hand pain, Arm swelling, Muscular weakness in the arm, Muscular atrophy of the arm, Tingling, Swelling of the testicles, Cough, Bulging abdominal wall, Weight loss, Testicular pain, Shortness of breath, Bone fracture, Pain in the bones, Back pain, Neck pain, Protrusion of the eyes, Dry eyes, Oversensitivity to light, Eye pain, Sensitivity to glare, Fever, Impaired balance, Pain in the limbs, Headache, Paralysis, Tiredness, Disorientation regarding time or place, Face pain, Lip swelling, Mouth pain, Earache, Cheek swelling, Facial swelling, Headache, Swollen glands in the neck, Night sweats

Medical Conditions

The cause of a tooth abscess is a bacterial infection. Once there is damage on the surface of a tooth (enamel), bacteria can enter through the dentine into the center of the tooth (pulp). Eventually the infection inside the dental pulp will lead to the formation of pus. People with a tooth abscess may feel toothache and pain near the affected area. Furthermore swollen gingiva (gum), sensitivity to temperature, bad oral odor or even fever are common signs. If the infection gets worse, it may continue to spread to other parts of the body such as the jaw, the throat, the brain and the meninges.

Treatment

The treatment of a tooth abscess aims to cure the infection and avoid further damage of the tooth. Antibiotics and oral lavage will be used to treat the infection and painkillers can help to reduce the toothache. For severe cases, a dental surgical procedure such as incision of the abscess, treatment of root canal or removal of tooth will be necessary. A good oral hygiene can decrease the risk of getting a tooth abscess significantly.