Causes Dental Abscesses That Reappear And Contain Blood
Good morning doctor, I have had an abscess in the gums for almost 4 years. At the beginning of the appearance of my tooth abscess was hollow and the condition of the abscess was still filled with pus. 1 year ago I was just doing treatment Root canals and dental fillings, after that my abscess disappeared but only lasted about 3 months, then the abscess appeared again and no longer filled with pus but already filled with blood, which I want to ask: 1. Why does the abscess reappear even after undergoing root canal treatment? 2. Are abscesses filled with blood more dangerous than pus-filled? Please explain from the doctor, Thank you.
Originally posted 2020-04-16 11:08:05.
Hello Irma ...
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An abscess in the gums is a condition where the gums have pus-filled lumps in it, this is usually caused by bacteria. This abscess can get to around the tooth root. Even this abscess is divided into several types depending on the location where it occurred, namely:
- Abscess appears at the tip of the tooth root = periapical abscess
- Abscesses appear on the gum next to the tooth root and can spread to surrounding bone tissue = periodontal abscess
- Abscess appears on the gums = gingival abscess
Symptoms arising from abscesses in the gums can appear suddenly, other symptoms that arise are: swollen gums, pain when chewing and biting, sensitive to hot and cold food, swelling in lymph nodes in the neck and lower jaw, and fever. .
The cause of this abscess is due to the development of bacteria that infect the oral cavity, bacteria that enter the teeth through cavities or cracked teeth then cause swelling and inflammation of the root canals of the teeth. This condition is also vulnerable in people who have conditions such as: unclean teeth, dry mouth, consumption of sweet foods and drinks.
Things that can be done for someone who has an abscess in the gums, namely:
- ejecting pus
- Perform dental root canal treatment to eliminate bacterial infections
- giving antibiotics
- pulling teeth if the affected area cannot be saved.
You can also prevent recurring complaints by brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, don't forget to clean between your teeth with dental floss, replace regular toothbrushes every 3 months, reduce high food and drink consumption sugar, diligently carry out routine control to the dentist every 6-12 months to see the condition of your teeth as a whole.
Abscesses that contain pus indicate that there is a development of bacteria in it, if the pus is not cleaned completely, then the bacteria will continue to develop in it, while the presence of blood can be a small blood vessel rupture in the area caused by friction or certain actions. Both of these things still need to be considered, because pus or blood in the previously infected area can indicate the area is re-infected by bacteria. For those of you who have taken care of the dental canal, but complaints still recur, there could be more than one dental canal that has an infection, can also be cracks in the roots of teeth that are not detected, damage to the area of dental fillings making it easier for bacteria to infect the area again. To overcome this complaint it is better to be re-treated so that the infected area can be cleaned again.
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