Why You Need to Visit A Dentist When You Have a Dental Abscess

teeth, health, smile,dentist, oralhealth, dentalhealthAn infected tooth or gum disease can lead to a dental abscess, a painful swelling at the root of the tooth. An abscess needs immediate attention from your dentist.

Key takeaways:

– A dentist will need to drain the abscess of the pus and other matter within it prior to any treatment.

– If the tooth infection was from infected nerve tissue in the tooth root canal therapy may be required.

– Sometimes a tooth extraction may be necessary and your dentist may then suggest a replacement to prevent shifting teeth.

“When a dental abscess is present, the infected pulp will need to be removed and the tooth sealed in order to fix the issue and stop the infection from returning.”

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Wasim Fazel - Dentist
MFGDP(UK) 2004, BDS Manc 2001 (GDC No. 79177)
  • Graduated from University of Manchester 2001
  • Post graduate education MFGDP, Royal College of Surgeons 2003
  • Certificate of Implantology, Dental institute of Illapeo, Brazil, 2002
  • Examiner for the NEBDN, Nurses Training Programme
  • Denplan practice adviser, Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme
  • Chairman of JDS, a voluntary professional organisation, organising CPD and educational programmes for all dental professionals
  • Wasim is passionate about cosmetic dentistry with a wealth of experience in smile design and makeovers. He is also highly trained in the Invisalign system and enjoys various cosmetic treatments like tooth whitening, cerec and veneers.

    In his free time, he loves to teach and regularly tutors dentists in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. An important priority for Wasim is to put anxious patients at ease and make their dental experience more pleasant and stress free, providing intravenous sedation for such patients.

    Away from dentistry, Wasim is an avid sports fan, playing football, cricket, snooker and scuba diving. He loves to travel and has visited many countries in the Far East, Africa and America.