November 19, 2017
An abscess is a pocket of infection that forms around tooth roots. When patients experience these tooth infections, it’s important to seek treatment from a skilled dentist right away. In most cases, abscessed tooth comes along with severe pain or dental damage, so you’ll know it’s time to call the dentist for an emergency visit. However, some patients only see a small bump that may look a pimple on the gums. There are two main types of abscess periapical abscesses form on the top of the tooth root and periodontal abscesses form in the supportive alveolar bone tissue that surrounds your tooth. Keep reading to learn more about dental abscess, restorative dentistry treatments, and how to avoid this oral health concern.
September 15, 2010
We found another great article on the Colgate website.
What are Mouth Irritations and Oral Lesions?
Mouth irritations and oral lesions are swellings, spots or sores on your mouth, lips or tongue.
Although there are numerous types of mouth sores and disorders, among the most common are canker sores, cold sores, leukoplakia and candidiasis (thrush).
If you have a mouth sore, you’re not alone-around one third of all people are affected at some point.
Nonetheless, mouth sores, irritations and lesions can be painful, unsightly and can interfere with eating and speaking.
Any mouth sore that persists for a week or more should be examined by your dentist. A biopsy (tissue taken for testing) may be advised and can usually determine the cause, ruling out such serious diseases as cancer and HIV.
Keep reading to learn
How do I Know if I Have a Mouth Sore or Oral Lesion?
How are Mouth Irritations and Oral Lesions Treated?