Tooth Gum Abscesses Relieving the Pain of an Abscessed Tooth
I'm Joe Neely and I practice with theBarton Oaks Dental Group. We're going to talk about relieving the pain of an abscessed tooth.And abscess is an infection that's trapped somewhere. So in the case of an abscessedtooth the infection is trapped between the hard outer shell of the tooth, the ligamentand bone, which hold the tooth in your mouth. And so the pain is caused by swelling. Bypressure, especially in between two hard objects. If you get an infection inside the tooth thathas spread through the root tip into the ligament that holds the tooth in it becomes like hydraulicin nature. Any kind of pressure on the tooth is magnified many times over. So the painis relieved by reducing the pressure. The
pressure is reduced by reducing the volumeof the infection through antibiotics. Allowing a vent for the infection either by drillinga hole through the top of the tooth into the main chamber or through the gum and bone tothe area around the tip or apex of the tooth. You relieve the pain of an abscessed toothby relieving the pressure.