The dental abscess is of infectious origin. It is formed inside the tooth or between the tooth and the gum; most often following caries, a dental fracture or even a periodontal disease (whole of the tissues of support of the teeth) untreated.
Of course, poor dental hygiene, not enough regular checks at the dentist ... can promote the occurrence of a dental abscess. In short, a certain negligence can be questioned. Beside that, we must admit that it is also sometimes the fault of no luck.
Do not take unnecessary risk by not treating a dental abscess because the infection can spread to other organs: heart, kidneys, lungs ...! And we suspect, the consequences can be major.
People at risk are:
- immunocompromised (HIV infection ...),
- subjects taking corticosteroid treatment,
- cardiac or operated on the heart, etc.
These people should immediately consult their doctor or dentist in case of abscess or suspected abscess. In these people, the infection related to a dental abscess or periodontal spreads faster in the body, and attacks are more aggressive.
The signs of a dental abscess are usually very revealing.
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