Tooth infection is usually caused by bacteria. Pus is formed surrounding the root of the tooth and in the tissues of the jaw bone. The infection is marked by formation of abscess.
Pain and Symptoms of tooth infection
Continuous pain may be experienced. It may have a throbbing or gnawing feeing. Sometime, the pain may be extreme if pressure or warmth is put on the tooth. Swelling may be marked at the base of the tooth, gum or cheek. The pain can be reduced by putting ice pack. In certain cases, the tooth infection may perforate into bone and drain into the adjoining tissues. This may create swelling on the face. The lymph glands in the neck may also become swollen due to infection. Feeling of migraine may also arise if the pain is transferred from the infected areas.
Initial infection, if left untreated may lead to a chronic state. It’s always advisable to consult a professional dentist. Treatment of Tooth Infection requires reducing and eliminating the organisms that are causing the problems. Administering antibiotic or drainage can heal up the infected areas. Root therapy may also be performed if the tooth is in a position to be restored; otherwise the tooth needs to be extracted. Thereafter, all the soft tissues are to be curetted.
After an interval of every one or two years of root canal therapy, it needs to be evaluated so as to avoid any possibility of increase in the lesion and also for ensuring the required healing up process.
Tooth infection may persist due to the following reasons
a) Formation of cyst
b) Inadequacy of root canal therapy
c) Fractures in the vertical root
d) Presence of external materials in the lesion
e) Association of periodontal disease.
If the infection does not heal up by root canal therapy, it can be treated with surgery. The root tips are filled. Sometimes, biopsy may also be required to make correct evaluation of the situation.
External and Internal Drainage
A boil subsisting externally may burst and cause drainage of pus from the abscess, normally along the gum. When the drainage becomes chronic, it forms fistula which is a kind of pus draining canal. In such situation, there may be relief of pain by applying pressure.
Internal drainage may lead to a severe situation wherein, besides increasing the growth of infection, the airways space gets closed leading to suffocation. The infection may also extend to the tissue spaces that significantly affects heart. In yet more complicated situations, there is the risk of the blood being infected.
Any of the following natural remedies may be adopted for getting relief from tooth infection.
a) Put a piece of skinned ginger over the infected tooth and bite it to get its juice.
b) Clove essential oil renders substantial relief from the pain caused by tooth infection.
c) After boiling one tbsp of black-seed oil with half cup of vinegar, rinse your mouth every one hour.
d) Use boiled and then cooled saline water, two tomes a day.
e) Put any kind of cold object on the affected area to get relief from tooth infection.