Periodontal Abscess treatment and causes


      Periodontal abscess ( also called gum boil) is a disease that occur in the mouth characterized by an accumulation of pus within the tissue's of the gum. It is a type of dental abscess.

    Periodontal abscess can be easily prevented by doing the basic things:

  1. Good oral hygiene.
  2. Balanced diet.
  3. Proper method of brushing and good fluoridated toothpaste.
  4. Normal routine check up at least twice a year to the dentist.
  5. If there is a change in your mouth consult your physician or dentist as soon as possible.
      The dietary and the nutritional of intake of refined carbohydrate. If need be to take refined carbohydrate, such food should be taken at mealtimes not a night or midnight, and never take in a sticky form. Thus, rinse your mouth with water.
      Sweet and sticky medicines should be diluted before use. It has been suggested by nutritionist, that fried foods coat the teeth and protect you from contact with refined carbohydrate. Thus , protecting your mouth from vulnerable diseases because the normal organisms present in the mouth , tends to act fast on refined carbohydrate and sugar, which causes decay and some other diseases that may be dangerous in the mouth , and your general well being.
   However, the main prevention of this diseases lies in improving in taking balanced diet. Thus adequate intake of calcium, phosphorus, fluoride, and vitamin A, C, and D are essential for our body immune system to fight against diseases as soon as it get contact to the body.


1.   Patients with diabetes mellitus frequently are susceptible to abscess and these patients should consult their physician.

2.   Potential causes of periodontal abscess
such as bacterial plaque, calculus, food
debris or foreign objects should be

3.  A periodontal abscess develops
when the orific of the pocket becomes
partially or completely blocked by
calculus, food debris, etc.

4. Radiograph may be necessary for proper

5.  Drainage should be established. This is
achieved by either incising the abscess
or curetting the pocket. Extracting the tooth
when necessary will also provide drainage
of the pus .

6. Antibiotic drugs and analgesics may be

7. Elimination of the pocket to remove the
cause of the abscess is very important.

8. Rinse with walm salt water every two
hours, as prescribed.

9. Infected material are removed.

10. The bone and tooth surface are scrapped to removed necrotic that remains.

11. The raw mucosa must be replaced almost in contact with the root surface, that as been only separated by blood clot. 



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