21 Nov

The dangers of a Tooth Abscess in the City of London

There are a lot of issues that can arise in your mouth in the city of London, some are just niggles, but some are serious and probably the most serious of all that can erupt from nowhere is a tooth abscess. It’s very painful, and can make your face swell up like a balloon, but whilst doing this, it will be poisoning your blood and in some cases, putting your life at risk. An abscess is a direct result of poor oral hygiene that has led to tooth decay. When the inside of a tooth is infected, the toxins have nowhere else to go, and if not checked, an abscess will form and when it does, you need to seek out help immediately, either from your dentist or from a hospital. Before anything can be done to your tooth, you have to have antibiotics first in order to stop the poison in the abscess. Only then will your dentist start to tackle the decay. Chances are, if the problem has got this far, you’ll have to have a root canal done in order to save the tooth. But, and it is a huge but, an abscess doesn’t go away lightly and the chances are that it will re-offend in the future and whether you like it or not, the only way of overcoming this threat is to have the tooth removed altogether.