An abscess is a lump that can form in various areas of the body, including the gums. These lumps contain pus and can cause pain. If not treated immediately, an abscess in the gums can cause serious complications.
This condition is an emergency dental and oral disease that is most commonly complained after dental nerve infections (pulpitis) and infections due to wisdom teeth that grow sideways (pericoronitis).
Bacterial infections that cause gum abscesses commonly occur in people with poor hygiene and dental health. Pus that collects on the lump, will gradually feel more pain.
With your fingers you can feel swollen and painful gums, sometimes pus has secreted. Sometimes healed and then repeated again.
Infection from the apex of the root of a tooth or teeth around an abscess, or gum infection, or both. If not treated can cause swelling on the face.
Symptoms of the appearance of an abscess in the gums are easily recognizable because the abscess causes pain that occurs continuously. In addition, other symptoms that can occur due to this condition include:
- The gums turn redder.
- Swelling arises.
- Sensitive food or hot or cold drinks appear.
- Pus discharge from a lump in the gum.
- Bad taste or odor in the oral cavity.
- Rocking teeth.
- Pain when chewing appears.
What you can do
- Take pain medicine if necessary and do not bite on the affected gum
- Use warm salt water to rinse (put salt in warm water and let it sit for a while in the sore mouth) after every meal to clean the area.
- Immediately see the dentist.
What the dentist’s actions for you
- For dental infections, the infection bag must be cleaned.
- Depending on the severity of the infection, teeth may need dental treatment.
- In extreme cases, antibiotics and / or teeth need to be removed.
- For apical infections (tooth root) treatment is needed root teeth can be saved.