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At Signature Dental, we understand that an abscess is a dental emergency that can cause significant pain and discomfort. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms at the root of a tooth or in the gums and can result from tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma to the mouth. If left untreated, an abscess can lead to serious health problems, such as a tooth infection, bone loss, or even sepsis.

Causes of Abscess:

  • Bacterial Infection: Abscesses can occur when bacteria infect the pulp inside the tooth or gums.
  • Tooth Decay: If tooth decay is left untreated, it can spread to the root of the tooth and cause an abscess.
  • Gum Disease: Advanced stages of gum disease can cause abscesses.
  • Trauma: A traumatic injury to the mouth or teeth can cause an abscess to form.
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Why Choose us?

  • Prompt treatment: Signature Dental offers prompt treatment for abscesses, which are serious dental emergencies. They understand the potential risks and complications of an abscess and prioritise getting patients in for treatment as quickly as possible.
  • Experienced dentists: The dentists at Signature Dental have years of experience treating dental emergencies, including abscesses. They have the knowledge and skills necessary to assess the damage, determine the best course of action, and provide effective treatment to eliminate the abscess and prevent it from returning.
  • Advanced technology: Signature Dental uses advanced technology, such as digital imaging and intraoral cameras, to accurately diagnose abscesses and develop a treatment plan. They also use state-of-the-art techniques and materials to treat abscesses, including root canal therapy, to save the affected tooth and restore it to full function.

Frequently Asked Questions


Symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include severe pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, a bitter taste in the mouth, fever, or difficulty opening your mouth.

Treatment for an abscess may include draining the pus, prescribing antibiotics, root canal treatment, or extracting the tooth in severe cases.

Good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily, can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to abscesses. It is also important to avoid sugary or acidic foods and drinks and schedule regular dental check-ups.

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