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Tooth Abscess treatment & pain relief in Downtown Toronto by Dr. Ammar Taimish

What causes a Dental Abscess?

The cause of these infections is direct growth of the bacteria from an existing tooth cavity into the soft tissues and bones of the face and neck.

Tooth Abscess Pain Relief

People who have cavities or toothaches can take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve), as needed for relief of pain and inflammation. These medications will help the pain, but they will not treat the infection. Follow-up with Dr. Ammar Taimish by calling (416) 361-3332.

If an abscess ruptures by itself, warm-water rinses will help cleanse the mouth and encourage drainage. Even then, a follow-up visit with Dr. Ammar Taimish is important.

Toot Abscess Medical Treatment

Dr. Ammar Taimish may decide to cut open the abscess and allow the pus to drain or try therapy with antibiotics. Unless the abscess ruptures on its own, this is generally the only way that the infection can be cured. Patients with dental abscesses are typically prescribed pain relievers at Norton Dental Downtown and, at the discretion of the Dr. Ammar Taimish, antibiotics to fight the infection. An abscess that has extended to the floor of the mouth or to the neck may need to be drained in the operating room under anesthesia.