Abscesses can quickly form due to poor dental hygiene and due to increased plaque build-up. Tooth abscesses start from the root of tooth’s inner chamber, and if not treated immediately, it will spread to other parts of the mouth causing you to have multiple dental problems. An abscessed tooth is a common dental problem that requires immediate treatment to avoid the spreading of bacteria. An abscessed tooth can originate from taking high-sugar foods, cavity, tooth decay and more.

Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth

  1. Extreme and continuous pain: an abscessed tooth can be very painful because of the bacteria present in the tooth.
  2. A Sensitive Tooth: an abscessed tooth is very sensitive since it is open and prone to bacteria. Even just a touch from the bristles of the toothbrush can be painful.
  3. Bad Breath: due to bacteria and plaque, abscessed tooth causes bad breath.
  4. Swelling and Bleeding of Gums: excess formation of plaques can lead to form an abscessed which infects the gums causing it to bleed and swell.
  5. Discolored Tooth: A discolored tooth can be a sign that the enamel of your tooth is stained because of what you eat or drink. Coffee, tea, cola, and other foods can cause tooth stains leading it to be prone to cavities. Other habits like smoking can also cause teeth discoloration.

Serious Symptoms

  • Swollen Lymph Glands

Due to throbbing and pain, the lymph glands can be very sensitive while chewing. That leads to pressure and develop into swollen lymph glands.

  • Fatigue

Because of severe pain, a person suffering from  Abscessed tooth will be prone to fatigue

  • Fever

Bacteria and viruses present on the Abscessed tooth is the cause of infection, and once a person has an infection, he/she will have a fever

  • A headache

If you have a fever, the person usually suffers from a headache too because of the pressure and the bacteria.

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty in Swallowing

Due to Swollen lymph glands and jaw muscle, it is very difficult to even open your mouth and eat.

It is important to treat an Abscessed tooth, and one way to cure it is to have your dentist perform a surgery which is called the Root Canal procedure. If the abscessed tooth is not treated well, it will create so much pain that will last for months or even a year. By knowing the symptoms of an abscessed tooth, you can be able to take action before it can even complicate.

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