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How to Beat Periodontal Abscess

Posted on 3/20/2023 by Dr. Bembey and Dr. Yokoyama
How to Beat Periodontal AbscessA periodontal abscess can cause pain in the mouth and cause problems when chewing food. If the pus in the abscess is not drained immediately, it will cause pain and inflammation. The leading causes of abscesses are gum disease, tooth decay, or any other infection caused by oral bacteria. Some of the primary steps to beat a gum or periodontal abscess include:

Gargle Salt Water

The leading cause of a periodontal abscess is infections caused by notorious bacteria. Saltwater is believed to be an antiseptic product that has potent antimicrobial properties. Gargling salt water in your mouth will help ensure that you eradicate infections. The water can also help to alleviate pain in the gum.

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning near the abscess helps to eliminate infections in the affected site. You can clean the site to avoid spreading the infection to new areas and causing more severe problems. Use a clean cloth to clean the area.


Antibiotics help to kill bacteria and prevent further replication. The drugs are efficient in ensuring the abscess does not progress or cause any disastrous harm to the underlying gums and bones.

Pus Drainage

The best way to beat a periodontal abscess is to drain pus from the site. A dentist can drain the pus under a sterile environment to prevent the spreading of the infections. If the dentist does not drain the pus, the abscess will continue to increase in size and, in some circumstances, even burst. A burst abscess can be very painful and cause the infection to reoccur.

A periodontal abscess occurs due to incorporating poor dental practices. Brushing, flossing, and making regular visits to your dentist is the best approach to prevent an abscess. If you have had an abscess in the past, you need to regularly check with your dentist, who can check if there is any chance of the abscess developing again.

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