Dental or intraoral abscesses are the final products of an inflammatory process where the patient's teeth are associated with toothache. Abscesses mostly remain localized or surrounding the teeth. Such infections mostly of the oral cavity originate within a tooth in general. An intraoral abscess can lead to serious complications in case the infection develops into diffuse cellulitis in the oral cavity. However, majorly patients have localized abscesses or infections that can be managed with treatment. Now patients can visit our clinics in Mumbai to get intraoral abscess treatment in India.
A dental abscess is a dental infection that typically impacts the roots of teeth along with surrounding gums. Generally, the infection starts with a fracture of the tooth or as an infection in the interior of the teeth. The intraoral infection can then quickly develop into a more severe complication. Furthermore, periodontal diseases give way to forming a pocket surrounding each tooth. These loose pockets often compromise the problem by becoming loosened and more prone to trapping bacteria in them.
Patients should get in touch with dental and medical consultants for help in such situations to get the correct intraoral abscess diagnosis and treatment. Odontogenic infections or abscesses are some of the most common clinical scenarios that we witness in our clinics in Mumbai.
The most common types of intraoral abscess are the following:
Other less common types include gingival or combined periodontal-endodontic.
Dental problems or any infections are the results of poor hygiene and bacteria build-up mostly. Dental plaque in a patient’s mouth can be the prime cause of occurrence of the dental intraoral abscess, to say the least. It is paramount to keep the bacteria of the mouth in check that can cause immense damage to the teeth including the gums of a person. The bacteria present in plaque produces certain acids responsible for dental decay leading to gum diseases.
More so, if the patient’s mouth is full of bacteria, forming a sticky film on the teeth called dental plaque. It is generally advisable to keep the teeth clean else, acids produced by the bacteria in plaque can cause significant damage to teeth and gums. This can further lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
Possible reasons and conditions for the occurrence of an intraoral abscess in a patient:
Built-up of plaque inside the mouth especially as a result of not flossing and brushing the teeth regularly.
Consumption of excessive sugary foods and drinks including starchy substances can encourage bacteria growth in the mouth responsible for plaque. This might lead to tooth decay resulting in an intraoral abscess.
Previous injury or older surgery to teeth or gums can give way to infections. Bacteria might get into the intraoral damaged parts of the teeth or gums of a patient.
Having a weak immune system can give way to intraoral infections, especially the patients with certain underlying health conditions, like diabetes, etc. Patients who are already on steroid medication or going through chemotherapy sessions are more at risk.
The right diagnosis is important to identify the infections in the oral cavity. In addition to examining the tooth, gums, and the surrounding area of the mouth, the doctor might also do the following:
A tooth or root with an abscess generally is sensitive to touch or pressure.
An X-ray of the infected aching tooth could help identify an abscess. The doctor or a dentist might use the X-rays to determine whether the infection has spread to the adjacent area as well as causing abscesses in other areas.
If the infection in the teeth has spread to other areas within the oral cavity and neck, a CT scan might help diagnose or assess the extent of the intraoral infection.
Intense, sharp pain in a tooth or gum that might occur suddenly and gradually worsen with infection and pain. A throbbing pain that spreads to the patient’s ear, jaw, and neck on the side same as the infection in tooth or gum. Symptoms of an intraoral abscess in the tooth or surrounding gum might include:
Patients with intraoral infections should see a dentist or an intraoral abscess expert at our clinics in Mumbai as soon as possible if they think they have an intraoral dental abscess. Avoid visiting a physician as there is little, they would be able to do. Relieving the symptoms while you wait to see a specialist, over-the-counter painkillers might help control the pain. These measures will certainly help relieve the symptoms for a temporary period. However, these shouldn't be used to delay getting help from an expert or dentist.
If one of these painkillers will not be able to relieve the pain, taking paracetamol and ibuprofen together can help. This approach is safe for patients who are adults, but patients below 16 years of age would need a doctor’s guidance.
To reduce the risk of developing intraoral abscesses patient should keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible. To do so following practices can help significantly:
Treatments for a dental abscess will require the patient to visit our clinics at the earliest for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Depending on the site and the severity of the infection at the location, our best surgeons and experts will suggest the following possible treatments:
Removal of the infected tooth or intraoral extraction may be essential if there is no possibility of root canal treatment based on the severity.
Root canal treatment is done to remove an intraoral abscess from an infected tooth by draining the infection from the infected root of the teeth. The doctor will then fill and seal the cavity after taking out the infected intraoral abscess.
Incision and draining of an intraoral abscess are a process where an incision is made on the infected gum to help the drainage of an intraoral abscess of the patient. Intraoral infections might require further observation and treatment in the future.
Here's some information to help how to get ready for an appointment with an expert surgeon for an intraoral abscess:
Make a list of any small or big symptoms you're experiencing, including any that might seem ordinary or unrelated to the tooth or mouth pain. Our experts at The Esthetic Clinics advise patients to make a list of all medications, vitamins, herbs, or any other supplements that patients might be taking. It is a good idea to mention the dosage along with the name on the list.
Dr. Debraj Shome is a doctor with advanced experience in the field. His team of doctors ensures patients are treated with the best hands in the industry. Prepare a list of questions to ask the doctor.
Dental abscesses or intraoral abscesses patients are managed and treated by the expert surgeon practicing with the guidance of Dr. Debraj Shome at The Esthetic Clinics. Intraoral abscess treatment requires removing the infection source of the intraoral infection from its location along with draining the pus from the site. Our experts at The Esthetic Clinics in Mumbai will use a local anaesthetic to numb the mouth and surrounding area for intraoral abscess treatment. Followed by other complex operations of the infection and infection site at our clinics in Mumbai.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.