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Dental Abscess or Infection

A dental abscess is an infection deep in the gums and surrounding tissue that is usually caused by bacterial growth from an untreated cavity. Dental intervention is needed to treat this condition and if left untreated the infection can become painful, affect developing permanent teeth, spread to other areas of the body, and even become life-threatening. 

Symptoms of a dental abscess may include redness of the face, a pimple like nodule on the gums, fever, facial swelling, and pus drainage. If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms an appointment should be made to see the dentist immediately for evaluation. More severe symptoms include vomiting, difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, and nausea. 

If you suspect a dental abscess or infection please contact us to schedule an evaluation immediately. If your child is experiencing severe symptoms from a suspected dental abscess, please seek immediate medical care at a hospital ER.