Periodontal Abscess Treatment: Why Is It Important?

A periodontal abscess can result in losing your tooth. Do not overlook it, and visit us now at Peace of Mind Dental Studio for immediate treatment.

What is a Periodontal Abscess?

A periodontal is pus-filled in the soft tissues of your gum due to bacterial infection. It can also spread to your periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. If you have a history of an untreated periodontal disease or a trauma, it might be the culprit beyond the infection. 

It is advised not to ignore this condition as it can spread quickly and might even result in tooth loss while causing other oral health issues.

Do understand that periodontal abscess is different from periapical abscess. While the former forms in your gums, the latter roots from the innermost pulp of your teeth.

So, visit us today for a detailed examination!

Causes of Periodontal Abscess

Multiple factors can cause periodontal abscess formation, some of which are discussed below:

  • Lack of Oral Hygiene: It is the cause of almost all dental issues. If you don’t have a proper dental routine, problems will occur. Improper brushing and not flossing your teeth can leave room for bacteria to develop and cause infection.
  • Periodontitis: Periodontitis is the inflammation of soft tissue around the tooth, which, when left untreated, can lead to periodontal abscess.
  • Injury or Trauma: An injury or trauma to the teeth can cause an opening for bacteria, leading to an abscess.
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Symptoms of Periodontal Abscess

It is quite easy to notice periodontal abscess. The symptoms are discussed here so you can figure out the problem:

  • Toothache
  • Red plump on the gum
  • Heightened sensitivity to hot and cold food items and beverages
  • Bad breath


  • Swelling on gums
  • Bad taste
  • Swollen glands
  • Loose tooth

If you have any of these symptoms, you are advised to book an appointment with us and get your teeth examined before the issue escalates.

While you're familiarizing yourself with this procedure, make sure you also visit our section on how we treat you during your care with a range of nice-to-have and need-to-have patient comforts.


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Diagnosis of Periodontal Abscess

We will diagnose your problem through a thorough examination which includes:

  • Symptoms: Usually, symptoms give away the problem. So, it is advised that you be attentive to your symptoms and talk about them transparently with us. It is crucial to detect the problem. Check out the symptoms mentioned above, and discuss them with your dentist before the periodontal examination.
  • Periodontal Examination: Based on your symptoms, a periodontal examination is conducted that includes a comprehensive examination of your gums, jaw, and bones, including probing, x-rays, and other exams.
  • CT Scan: A CT scan is crucial when the infection has spread significantly and requires a thorough examination.

Periodontal Abscess Treatment at Peace of Mind Dental Studio

When suffering from a dental problem, you must choose an expert who can offer you the best treatment at the best prices. So, choose Peace of Mind Dental Studio, where you will find many choices, depending on the extent of the infection.

The multiple treatment options available at Peace of Mind Dental Studio are:

  • Abscess Drainage: One of the most common treatments is  draining the abscess. This requires making an incision in the lump and draining the bacterial pulp. Once drained completely, the area is cleaned and stitched if necessary.
  • Antibiotics: You will need antibiotics to lessen the pain and heal the wound quickly. It will also help avoid re-infection.
  • Root Canal: When not treated on time, the infection spreads to the pulp in your teeth, requiring root canal treatment. In a root canal treatment, the decayed portion of the pulp is removed and filled with gutta-percha, a rubber-like material, which is then sealed and filled. 
  • Scaling and Planing: Deep cleaning procedures remove plaque and tartar deposits below the gumline, promoting healing and preventing recurrence.
  • Surgical Intervention: In some cases, surgical procedures such as gum flap surgery or periodontal pocket reduction are needed to access and thoroughly clean the affected area.

Why Choose Us?

When you choose Peace of Mind Dental Studio, you choose peace of mind and ensure that you are in safe hands. Dr. Silverman is a seasoned dentist who is known for his excellent treatment.

What sets us apart is that we prioritize your comfort and aim that you don’t encounter any anxiety during the treatment. 

The periodontal abscess is a serious dental issue that can escalate and result in tooth loss if left unattended. So, book an appointment today if you see any of the abovementioned symptoms.


answering your questions about scalloped tongue…  

Do I need a dentist for periodontal abscess?

Yes, periodontal abscess doesn’t heal on its own. You need professional assistance to get rid of the problem.

Can periodontal abscess be avoided?

Yes, you can avoid periodontal abscesses by maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. However, once infected, you must visit the dentist.

What are the complications associated with periodontal abscess?

The abscess infects the gums around your teeth, inflaming them and causing redness. This problem can lead to the destruction of soft tissue around the gums, loosening teeth, and even tooth loss.

Have more questions? Please call us at 480-608-5444 or email us and we’ll be able to talk you through the process.

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