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Have you noticed a painful or irritating sore around your teeth or gums? This sore can be distracting, especially when you’re trying to enjoy a meal. It may be the result of an infection known as an abscess. This pus-filled spot in the mouth is acting as a form of barricade to stop the infection from spreading more. An abscess is often the result of an infection when bacteria have entered a hurt or irritated area, resulting in swelling and pain. Quail Ridge Dental strives to give you the care you need for your gum or tooth-related abscess, so you can get back to your daily routine.

Getting your abscess examined by your dentist is vital in preserving the teeth, jaw bone, and surrounding tissues. Signs to look for include a fever, pain, swelling, redness in the gums, or a bad taste in the mouth are symptoms of an abscess. The following treatments will be considered by Dr. Turrell Beck if you have an abscess:

– Draining harmful material such as the pus out of the infected area,

– Having your dentist do a professional cleaning between the gums and teeth if it’s a result of gum disease,

– Using antibiotics to destroy the infection,

OR

– Having a root canal procedure done for a decaying or a cracked tooth.

Floss daily and brush twice a day to avoid getting an abscess in your mouth. Come to our dental office in Kennewick, Washington, for a biannual exam to make sure you have a healthy smile. Call Quail Ridge Dental today at 509-735-1918 to make an appointment or set up a consultation.