Dental swelling or abscess develops when there is in infection inside the mouth, and is usually caused by a decayed tooth (or teeth); the swelling or abscess can also be due to an injury to the tooth and the other parts of the oral cavity. The abscess or swelling may involve the presence of pus when the tooth’s root becomes infected, and can progress into a very painful dental problem if not addressed soon enough by a dentist.
Dental swelling or abscess may also develop when a person has a weakened or compromised immune system, making him or her more susceptible to infections. A weak immune system, especially when combined with poor oral hygiene, can contribute to the development of dental swelling or abscess and other dental problems.
Symptoms of Dental Abscess
Good dental hygiene can go a long way in preventing the development of dental abscess or swelling, as tooth brushing and the use of dental floss will help the teeth (and the whole mouth area) clean and protected from the onset of infections. Regular visits to the dentist can monitor even the earliest signs of a dental abscess, so that this problem can be treated in the soonest possible time to prevent complications from developing.
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