The words tooth abscess can only fill you with dread. They hurt like crazy, and can be the start of major permanent issues in your mouth including tooth loss. Once you lose a tooth there later comes a myriad of other problems and complications with neighbouring teeth. In fact losing a tooth can affect not just your mouth but your entire state of being, personality and how you feel in your own skin.
The psychological ramifications can last a lifetime. It can change the way you talk, how much you talk and therefore the way you communicate. Without proper care and attention, your smile, interactions with others, the way you eat, drink and think can all change when you lose a tooth. The advice from Hannah here at Queens Park Dental Team is, if you have the slightest inkling that you may have a tooth abscess, get to an emergency dentist in Bournemouth as soon as you can.
Get to know the symptoms of a tooth abscess
Many of the symptoms of a tooth abscess are unmissable. If you experience prolonged toothache, pulsing pain, shooting pains, discomfort in your mouth while chewing, temperature sensitivity, a nasty taste or bad smell coming from your mouth or swollen gums with an open sore, it is very likely you are suffering from an abscess.
Other symptoms can include enlarged glands, a fever, sickness and swellings around your jaw. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please do not waste a second more. Get on the phone to Hannah Neve, your emergency dentist in Bournemouth. Even if your pain disappears, do not assume you are safe. Tooth abscesses can play tricks. Severe infections can kill your nerves meaning pain seems to cease. Bacteria will continue to claim and destroy healthy tissue if left untreated whether you feel pain or not.
Call your emergency dentist in Bournemouth
When you choose to call Queens Park Dental Team in Bournemouth, Hannah will aim to offer you an appointment on the same day, though the earlier in the day you call, the more likely it is that we will be able to fit you in.