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A tooth abscess is very unpleasant state whichcan be a source of a great deal of pain. Pain can be intolerable but luckily thereare methods that one can take at home to heal it.

A tooth abscess is a pus conglomerate of round tissuesthat encircles the tooth. Infections caused by bacteria or gum disease destroythe bones around the tooth and create an abscess. To know how to treat the abscessat home can be very useful because the infection causes pulsating or piercing painwhich is unbearable. Pain is often provoked by mastication or chomping. Beforeone arranges a meeting with the dentist, it is good to know ways to eliminate orat least lessen the pain.

Most causes of tooth abscess arecaries (most common), a damaged tooth, gingivitis and gum disease. These factorscan open tooth enamel which is a gateway for spreading the bacteria inside thetooth where they invade the pulp. Infection can spread to the nearby bones fromthere.

The most significant symptom of tooth abscessis a stern toothache which causes two sorts of pain: palpitating or short razor-sharppangs. Some other manifestations include fever, sensitivity to hot or warm andpain which starts while one masticates. One can also have bad breath, swollencervical lymph nodes and neck glands, sinus pain and redness and inflation ofthe gum.

For treating the pain, you should put a cold compress on the affected region to decreasethe swelling. Application should last for around 20 minutes and it should berepeated a couple times a day. Positioning the compress on the cheek above theinfected place is recommended.

Gargle with warmish salty water. Warm watereases the oral cavity and salt has an antiseptic effect on infections. Continuousgargling eases the drainage so when the abscess bursts one should spit out thecontent.

Press the abscess with a cotton swab immersedin salt and baking soda. That can eject the abscess’ content but if it does notwork, one can use a sterile needle.

Pour the salt over a dry teabag and positionit nearby the infected tooth where it should be left for on or two hours. This is usefulfor draining the infection. The same effect can be reached with tree oilmouthwash for five minutes, three times a day.

Clove oil as an anesthetic is the bestpossible option for the home treatment of the abscess.

When visiting the dentist, he or she can givethree options for abscess therapy: antibiotics, root canal cleaning, and toothextraction.

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