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Periodontal Abscess

Periodontal Abscess - Symptoms

​Symptoms of a periodontal abscess are very similar to that of a periapical abscess

• Localised gum swelling; red and tender to touch

• Persistent, throbbing pain

• Tooth sensitive to heat and pressure during chewing

• Tooth with increased mobility

• Pus discharge (foul-smelling and foul-tasting fluid) if the abscess ruptures

• Fever


If you have a toothache or notice evidence of an abscess on your gum, visit your dentist. Even if the abscess drains and the pain decreases, a visit to the dentist for complete treatment is crucial. 

Periodontal Abscess - Diagnosis

Periodontal Abscess - Preparing for surgery

Periodontal Abscess - Post-surgery care

Periodontal Abscess - Other Information

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