The dangers of ignoring an Abscess in Surbiton

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.