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An irritating or painful sore in your mouth can be distracting, especially when you’re trying to enjoy a meal. This frustrating sore may be an abscess, a pus-filled spot in the mouth that is acting as a form of barricade. This is to stop an infection from spreading around the mouth, often the result of an infection when bacteria have entered a hurt or irritated area, causing swelling and pain. Brenner Dental of Park Slope in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, strives to give you the care you need for your gum or tooth-related abscess.

Have your dentist look at your abscess as soon as possible so it doesn’t affect the teeth, jaw bone, and/or surrounding tissues. Signs such as a fever, redness in the gums, bad taste in the mouth, pain, or swelling are symptoms of an abscess. Consider one of the following treatments if you have an abscess:

– Antibiotics can be used to destroy the infection,

– A root canal treatment works for a decaying or a cracked tooth,

– Draining the pus out of the infection and other harmful material,

OR

– A cleaning in between the gums and teeth, performed by a dental professional if it’s a result of gum disease.

Brush twice and floss daily to avoid getting abscesses. Come to our office in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, for a biannual exam to ensure happy and healthy smile. Call Brenner Dental of Park Slope today at 718-638-6607 to make an appointment or consultation.