gum abscess: its treatment and prevention methods.

gum abscess: its treatment and prevention methods.

April 6, 2024

A gum abscess is a type of bacteria that enters the mouth, leading to irritation of the inner mouth and the appearance of a swelling filled with pus, as when the pus accumulates more, the size of the swelling increases and becomes more painful and may cause infection. Therefore, resorting to a doctor becomes very necessary, follow us to learn about everything, so what is this injury and how to treat it?

Causes of gum abscess

There are several factors that lead to gum abscess, including:

  • Accumulation of plaque and bacteria in the mouth.
  • Neglecting oral and dental hygiene
  • Eating large amounts of starchy and sugary foods and drinks
  • Weak immune system
  • Gum pockets
  • Tooth abscess
  • Periodontitis
  • Suffering from diseases such as diabetes or heart disease.
  • Having arthritis or hepatitis C.
  • Genetic factors .
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Take some medications that cause dryness in the mouth.
  • HIV infection and weak immunity.

Symptoms of gum abscess

There are symptoms that, once they appear, indicate the possibility of developing a gum abscess, which requires a quick visit to the doctor. These symptoms are:

  • Deep pain that appears suddenly
  • Bad breath
  • Extension of the mucous membrane over the abscess
  • Swollen and red gums
  • Teeth pain.
  • Difficulty chewing food.
  • Pain when brushing teeth.
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Having a fever
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Pressure on the sinuses.
  • Nausea
  • Toothache.

How can a gum abscess be treated?

There are many ways to treat gum abscesses, some of which are done by the doctor and some by taking antibiotics and there are cases that can be treated at home and in general, the treatment methods are:


  • Antibiotics prescribed by a specialist doctor
  • Topical treatments such as applying clove oil to the affected area
  • Rinsing with warm water and salt
  • Mouth cleaning by a doctor
  • The abscess is also drained by a doctor

What are the ways to prevent gum abscess?

There are a group of methods that, once followed, will ensure that you are healthy and free of diseases and bacteria, as these methods are:

  • Maintaining oral and dental hygiene
  • Use a brush and floss to clean your teeth twice a day
  • Avoid sugary drinks and processed foods as much as possible
  • Quit Smoking
  • Use a mouthwash recommended by your doctor
  • Use hydrogen peroxide


Questions about gum abscess

When is gum abscess dangerous?

A gum abscess is dangerous when it bursts and the bacteria spread to the surrounding tissues, and this requires an urgent visit to the doctor

What is the difference between a gum abscess and a tooth abscess?

A tooth abscess appears on the tooth root while a gum abscess affects the gums

Here we have reached the conclusion of our article in which we talked about gum abscess, how it can be prevented, what are the methods of treating it, and its symptoms, which once they appear, the necessary measures must be taken, always remember that the specialist doctors

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