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Find Relief and Enjoy Your Life Pain-Free with our Treatments for Dental Abscesses

A dental abscess can be agonizing. The pain is so intense that it can wake you up at night, make it hard to enjoy your favorite foods, and focus on anything.

A dental abscess is a pus-filled swelling that develops in or around the teeth caused by bacteria. If left unmanaged, a dental abscess can lead to serious health complications such as damage to oral structures, fever, the spread of infection, and more. That’s why it’s considered a dental emergency and should be addressed immediately.

Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers comprehensive care for patients with an abscessed tooth. We understand the urgency of this condition and will work to provide you with the treatment you need immediately. Our highly trained dental team will use the latest technology and techniques to help you get relief. So, don’t let an abscessed tooth damage your oral health. Call us today to book an appointment!

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Common Causes of Dental Abscess

Dental abscesses are caused by bacteria that infect the tooth.
These may come from:

Tooth Decay

When you have poor oral hygiene, the bacteria left in your mouth can cause tooth decay. Bacteria in cavities can enter the tooth, cause an infection and develop an abscess.


An accident or an injury to the mouth can damage the tooth, leaving it susceptible to bacterial infections.

Gum Disease

The bacteria in plaque that is left to build up on teeth can cause gum disease. This condition damages the gums and tissues that support the teeth. It can create pockets, which can be a place for bacteria to grow and cause an infection.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Because of their position in the mouth, wisdom teeth are difficult to clean. That's why they are more prone to developing abscesses.

Dental Services that Can Address
Dental Abscess

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment is a procedure that removes the infected tissue inside the tooth and replaces it with a biocompatible material.

With our root canal therapy, we can help alleviate your pain and preserve your natural tooth.

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

If your wisdom teeth cause a dental abscess, they may need to be removed surgically.

The skilled dentists here have years of experience with this procedure, so you can trust them with your safety and comfort.

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Tooth Extraction

Our dental team will work to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. But sometimes, tooth extraction may be needed to manage the infection.

During your procedure, they will use the most up-to-date techniques to ensure that you experience as little pain as possible.

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Emergency Dentist

We understand that dental abscesses can be painful, disruptive, and threaten your health if left unaddressed.

Our clinic offers emergency dental appointments for patients seeking immediate relief.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Dental Abscess

Dental abscesses may indicate a serious underlying dental problem, such as severe tooth decay or advanced stages of gum disease. Because of this, it’s essential to visit the dentist for an assessment and a check-up. They will be able to identify the cause of the abscess and other dental conditions and provide you with appropriate treatment.

You should try these simple, helpful tips to manage dental abscesses at home:

  • Rinse your mouth with salt dissolved in warm water to keep the area clean.
  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication for temporary relief.
  • Contact your dentist immediately for an appointment.

It is essential to refrain from the following if you have a dental abscess:

  • Touching, pressing, or draining the abscess yourself to avoid spreading infection.
  • Delaying dental treatment as the infection could worsen and lead to serious health complications.
  • Eating hard or crunchy foods that can aggravate the pain.
  • Stopping your oral hygiene routine.

The infection could cause serious dental and health problems if you do not seek treatment. These include:

  • The infection spreads to your bloodstream and other parts of your body, which can be life-threatening.
  • Damage to the jawbone, teeth, gum tissues, and even tooth loss.
  • Fever, malaise, and swollen lymph nodes.
  • Persistent intense pain, difficulty eating, and swelling.

So, be sure to see a dental professional as soon as possible to avoid these from happening. Dentalcare of Forrestfield is always ready to help you with your dental concerns and needs. Visit us today!