Caries is the precursor of dental abscess

An abscess is characterized by the accumulation of pus and food debris, mainly affecting the apex or root of the tooth. By destroying dental structures to their roots, deep caries are important precursors in the formation of abscesses in the cavidarum.

An abscess is characterized by the accumulation of pus and food debris, mainly affecting the apex or root of the dental piece.

This accumulation of pus and food debris, in addition to inflammation in the gums, produces pain and it is this symptom that usually moves people to seek care to the dentist.

Another characteristic symptom of dental abscesses is the discomfort of chewing and in some cases they even bleeds.

It is the men – between 20 and 70 years of age – who are most likely to develop dental abscesses followed by women, and by 20 percent, by children, in general due to lack of hygiene or poor tooth brushing.

When dental cleaning is deficient or null, it generates cavities and this in turn weakens the structure of the tooth which connects the nerve with the outside, causing discomfort when chewing and headaches, characteristic of a dental abscess.

The way to eliminate an abscess is to remove the pus accumulated in the area, by means of a sterile syringe, although in some cases the infection yields attacking it with antibiotics. The next step is to cure the tooth and block the tube through which the bacteria entered the dental nerve.

Sometimes to eliminate the abscess it is necessary to perform an endodontic, which is the extraction of the dental pulp (nerve), and replace it with a metal structure known as an inter-radicular post, which supports the piece, after this is done the esthetic and functional restoration of the affected tooth.

The dentist recommended brushing three times a day, as well as flossing and mouthwash to prevent this and other complications in the oral cavity.

It’s must going to the dentist at least twice a year to have control over oral health, since an abscess, in addition to the aforementioned discomfort, can become the gateway for bacteria to enter the bloodstream and produce a widespread and severe infection.

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