A tooth abscess can arise from infections that develop inside the tooth. Once the bacteria reach the center of the tooth and the tooth becomes infected, pus accumulates in the tooth. The pus in the tooth swells and results in a toothache. A tooth abscess should be treated by a dentist, but some home remedies can relieve the discomfort caused by the infection. Rinsing your mouth with salt water is an easy and affordable option for temporary relief of your abscessed tooth.
These abscesses can be extremely painful and may even lead to enlargement of lymph glands near your infected tooth. You may even develop a swollen face. You usually need professional evaluation to resolve the issue to prevent further complications. You are likely to have a swollen face because of tooth abscess. A swollen face from tooth infection requires a dentist's attention. You will have to talk to your dentist to decide how to treat your tooth abscess. Whatever the procedure your doctor selects, you are going to get some prescription medications as well.
Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. You can also have painful teeth if you have a sinus infection, a mouth ulcer or a problem with your jaw. Toothache sometimes starts very suddenly. It can cause pain and discomfort that ranges from mild to very severe.
Back to Health A to Z. See a dentist if you have toothache that lasts more than 2 days. There are things you can do to ease it while you wait for an appointment. You may have to pay for your appointment. Read more about NHS dental charges.