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Have a frustrating or tender sore in your mouth? It may be an abscess! This is a pus-filled area acting as a barricade to prevent an infection from spreading around the mouth. This infection can be the result of a bacteria entering an irritated area, causing swelling and pain. Our dental professionals at Sunridge Dental Care here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, strive to give you the dental care you need, whether it’s tooth-related or gum-related and especially if you have a painful abscess.

Right away, let your dentist look at your abscess. This is to prevent it from further affecting the teeth, surrounding tissues, and/or jaw bone. Symptoms such as redness in the gums, a gross taste in the mouth, pain, swelling, or a fever are signs of an abscess in the mouth. One of the following treatments is recommended if you have an abscess (come into our office for an official treatment plan):

– A root canal treatment if you have a cracked or decaying tooth,

– Our dental professionals perform a cleaning in between the gums and teeth (especially if it’s a result of gum disease),

– Antibiotics are an effective treatment when used correctly and subscribed by your dentist or by a doctor,

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– Drain the infection of pus to prevent further spreading.

Be sure to consistently brush twice a day and floss daily to avoid abscesses, and visit our office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a professional exam and cleaning twice a year. Call Sunridge Dental Care today at 505-836-0322 to ensure a better smile today!