Dental A to Z

Dental A to Z

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An accumulation of pus which is formed at the root of a tooth. The tooth will be very tender and there will be an intense throbbing pain. An abscess in the area where the tooth meets the gum is known as a periodontal abscess.

Dental treatment will be needed to effect a cure, but some measures can be taken to ease the pain: Take 2 Solpadeine tablets and rinse your mouth with hot water into which you have dissolved a teaspoonful of salt. This will help soothe the pain and assist the healing process.