Dental Abscess Antibiotics

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We believe oral health is just as important as physical health. You can look after your teeth and gums by brushing your teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and eating a well-balanced diet. Dental infections are caused by bacteria getting inside your teeth and gums through holes in the teeth. If you don’t look after your mouth, it can lead to unpleasant symptoms and sometimes serious complications.

Dental abscesses are cause by pus build-up beneath your teeth or gums when you have an infection in your mouth. Unfortunately, a dental abscess does not go away on its own and requires urgent treatment. A dental abscess can cause intense pain and pressure in your teeth and gums. You may also have visible symptoms which can include redness and swelling inside your gums. The swelling can also spread to your face and jaw, which in some cases can cause medical emergencies.

There are some things you can do to ease and relieve the pain until you get the right treatment. Some pain can be relived at home with painkillers such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. However, these are not always effective when the infection has gotten worse. We can prescribe Metronidazole and Amoxicillin to help treat dental/gum infections, but it is essential that you make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible, so that the cause of the problem can be identified and treated.

Leaving a dental abscess untreated can lead to serious complications. Antibiotics should not be used on a long-term basis, as failing to treat the cause can make symptoms worse.