An abscess of gum can be effectively described as a pocket found on the gum lining filled with pus or infected liquid. Most gum abscess is found at the end of a tooth’s root and in between gums and teeth. Abscess of gum should be treated immediately to avoid complications and the spread of infection to other parts of the body and vital organs such as the heart and lungsPoor dental health care. A person should visit the dentist at least twice a year to periodically check any tooth and gum problem.
Poor dental healthy usually results to tooth decay and abscess of gum.
Poor dental fillings. This allows bacteria to enter the gums and infect the area.
Fractured or traumatized tooth. Cracks along the various parts of the tooth can allow the entry of bacteria to the gums thereby causing abscess in the gums.
Allergic reaction to medicines
Genetic factors can also make you predispose to abscess of gum
Symptoms of Gum Abscess
Throbbing pain along the infected tooth or gum
Difficulty in chewing and swallowing
Extra sensitivity of tooth towards hot or cold foods and liquids
Swelling of the face
Tenderness of the affected gum area
Bleeding while tooth brushing
Loosening off of tooth
Chills and fever
Swollen lymph nodes below the jaw and neck
Bad taste in mouth