What does a periodontal abscess feel like?
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People also ask, what are the first signs of an abscess?
Signs of a skin abscess can include:
- a smooth swelling under your skin that can feel hard or firm.
- pain and tenderness in the affected area.
- warmth and redness in the affected area.
- a visible build-up of white or yellow pus under the skin in the affected area.
- a high temperature (fever)
Also, what does a periodontal abscess look like? A periodontal abscess is a pocket of pus in the tissues of the gum. It looks like a small red ball pushing out of the swollen gum. If the pus can't drain, it forms an abscess. An abscess can cause a fever and a throbbing pain in nearby teeth.
Also to know is, is a periodontal abscess dangerous?
Your dentist can drain the pus and remove the infection, reducing the risk of complications. But if left untreated, a gum abscess can worsen and lead to a potentially life-threatening infection. Consult your dentist if you develop any pain, swelling, or discharge in your gums.
What is a periodontal abscess?
A periodontal abscess (also termed lateral abscess, or parietal abscess), is a localized collection of pus (i.e. an abscess) within the tissues of the periodontium. To reflect this, sometimes the term "lateral (periodontal) abscess" is used.