Dental Abscess– If you have a swelling or draining infection in your mouth, contact your dentist immediately. Untreated infections can cause serious health risks. Severe infections can close off the airway or travel to the brain.
- If you notice a bump next to your tooth, a bad taste, or pus- this is a sign of a dental infection. Call your dentist ASAP for treatment.
- Abscess or a dental infection is when bacteria travel to the bottom of your tooth around the root. This causes swelling in a tight space, which is why often times people describe their toothache as having a “heartbeat”.