The periodontal abscess can be easily prevented by doing basic things:
- Good oral hygiene.
- Balanced diet.
- The proper method of brushing and good fluoridated toothpaste.
- The normal routine check-up at least twice a year to the dentist.
- If there is a change in your mouth consult your physician or dentist as soon as possible.
TREATMENT NEEDED FOR PERIODONTAL ABSCESS
- Patients with diabetes mellitus frequently are susceptible to abscess and these patients should consult their physician.
- Potential causes of periodontal abscess such as bacterial plaque, calculus, food debris or foreign objects should be eliminated.
- A periodontal abscess develops when the orifices of the pocket become partially or completely blocked by calculus, food debris, etc.
- A radiograph may be necessary for proper diagnosis.
- 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.
- Antibiotic drugs and analgesics may be prescribed.
- Elimination of the pocket to remove the cause of the abscess is very important.
- Rinse with warm salt water every two hours, as prescribed.
- Infected material is removed.
- The bone and tooth surface are scrapped to removed necrotic that remains.
- The raw mucosa must be replaced almost in contact with the root surface, that has been only separated by a blood clot.
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