Don't Worry! Let's Get It Treated.
Gum abscesses heal quickly once treated. Will a tooth abscess go away with antibiotics? Probably not. However, an abscessed tooth can take longer, depending on how bad your infection is. Here are possible treatments for all types of abscesses.
- Your dental professional will drain and clean the abscess
- If it’s a gum abscess from gum disease, you’ll need to have the space between your teeth and gums cleaned
- Possible root canal for abscess caused by a decayed or cracked tooth
- For periodontal abscess, a periodontist will need to be consulted for a deep cleaning and/or surgery may be needed to get rid of the infection
- If you have a fistula, your dentist will x-ray to find the infection source
Tooth decay, cracked tooth, and periodontal disease can cause infections that can lead to abscesses. If you think you have an abscessed tooth or gum, don’t panic. But also, don’t wait. Both can damage your teeth and gums if you ignore them. Prevention goes a long way too. So keep up with good home oral care and routine dental appointments.