27 February 2018
ask the dentist
My problem is I have a gum abscess at the internal part of my teeth but the abscess is not acute, it is chronic approximately 3 years ago. It is not painful but the abscess has increased especially at night and reduced in small amounts during the day time.
The abscess has gradually spread to my other teeth, what should I do?
Dr. Williams's Response
Dental infections should be taken seriously and not confine to mere home remedies like warm salt water rinses and peroxide rinses. My advice is to have a dentist evaluate the area, to determine if the lesion is a cyst or abscess.
Once this is established, treatment options can be discussed.
You can use emergencydentalservice.com to find a dentist in your area when you are ready to get a second look at your infection.
I hope this information resolves your problem.