If something goes wrong at any time with your body, the natural inclination is to get the problem sorted out so that the problem doesn’t worsen. This is the philosophy that should also apply to your teeth and gums. Some conditions in the mouth are more serious than others of course, but the rules apply- get to the dentist and get it sorted out. An abscess is probably one of the most dangerous conditions of all and when it first erupts, your face will blow up like a balloon and the pain will be excruciating: it is a direct result of leaving tooth decay untreated. Now in some cases, the abscess may subside and you may think the problem has gone…you couldn’t be more wrong, and it will flare up again. There is a chance that, not only the tooth is badly decayed, the gums and jawbone have become infected too. The pus may erupt into the mouth but you are already putting yourself in extreme danger by not having treatment. The abscess is already leaking poisons into the bloodstream and consequently infecting vital organs in the body, including the heart. You also run the risk of septicaemia, damage to the brain and in some rare cases, meningitis- you are putting your life on the line. To find out more about the threat of an abscess, contact Mulberry Dental Care. Though they are based in Walton inSurrey, they serve the Surbiton area and can help you with all the advice you need on the subject.
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As you go through life in Molesey with all your dental complexities, you will hopefully try to avoid tooth decay by getting your daily oral hygiene programme right. For if you don’t and the decay gets out of hand, you may well be heading for an abscess and once you get one, it’s one hell of a job to get rid of. Not only that, an abscess is lethal and it can put your life on the line by poisoning your blood stream. An abscess forms when the infection caused by tooth decay has nowhere else to go and when it forms, you’ll soon know about it when you face swells up and you suffer with excruciating pain. The thing is, the problem cannot be tackled until you have had some antibiotics pumped into you to reduce the toxins that the abscess is releasing into your body. Once you have got through this dangerous 24 hours, then you can get the abscess and you tooth treated by your dentist. It probably means that you will have to have a root canal to repair your tooth in order to save it, but this is probably a waste of time anyway, because an abscess will only really disappear when the tooth is removed from the mouth for good. If you are worried about this sort of problem and would like to learn more about how to cope with a situation like this, then give Mulberry Dental Care a call in Walton- they serve the area and will only be too pleased to give you their wisdom.