Periodontal abscess

  • Collection of pus in the gums surrounding a tooth
  • Symptoms may include pain, tenderness and swelling of the tooth
  • Caused by poor oral hygiene, use of certain medications, or a weakened immune system
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • May be mild to severe

FOR PAIN

Apply hot or cold packs to the area

Relaxation techniques

Distraction

Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):

Acetaminophen

Ibuprofen

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