Dental Problems

Complications Due to Tooth Abscess

Oral-Submucous-FibrosisCollection of pus or infected material inside our tooth due to bacterial infections is called as Tooth Abscess. They look like black spots when seen from outside. Treatment of these sometimes leads to complications as well.

Causes of Tooth Abscess:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Chipped or Broken Teeth
  • Openings on the tooth enamels

Symptoms to Recognize Tooth Abscess:

  • Severe pain in tooth
  • Fever
  • Bitter taste
  • Bad breath odor
  • Pain while chewing or eating
  • Swollen gums
  • Sensitivity while eating or drinking anything hot or cold

What are the Treatments to Prevent Complications Due to Tooth Abscess?

  • Antibiotic dosage to fight the bacterial infections
  • Warm water gargling
  • Pain relievers
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth extraction
  • Surgery for the removal of infectious pus

Complications Due to the Tooth Abscess:

The main purpose of treating tooth abscess is to cure the bacterial infection and save the tooth so that any complication related to this is prevented. However, it’s important to know the

complications due to tooth abscess:

  1. Loss of Tooth

    : If the abscess is not cured properly and in time, the result of this may lead to loss of tooth and if the infection spreads then loss of many teeth.

  2. Sepsis

    : This is the blood stream infection. The presence of infectious organism or the toxin is called as sepsis. The tooth infection causing bacteria can even release the toxin in the blood which further leads to many diseases.

  3. Spread of infection to bones in the jaw line

    : Tooth abscess infection in its chronic stage may even infect the bones of jaw line. This can happen due to sepsis. The infection through the blood stream may spread and reach the jaw bones and cause osteomyelitis.

  4. The infection of tooth abscess may even spread to other body parts through blood stream and cause endocarditis, pneumonia, brain abscess etc.

These complications can be as serious as leading to death. Hence, this should not be taken on easy ground and action should immediately follow with the first symptom seen.

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