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Treatment for Dental Infections

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If you are suffering from some form of dental or gum infection then we can prescribe an appropriate antibiotic for you on an emergency basis for next day delivery. Just complete our short online consultation.

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Dental Abscesses

Dental infections are caused by bacteria getting into the tooth and gum. These abscesses form two sorts:

Periapical

This type of infection is when bacteria get inside the tooth through small holes. The bacteria cause the pulp in the centre of the tooth to die and the cavity left gets infected. The infection will eventually make its way to the bone that supports the tooth and an abscess filled with pus will form around that bone.

Periodontal Abscess

This type of infection is much rarer than the periapical abscess. These types of abscesses form when the gums get infected by the bacteria in plaque. The gums will become inflamed and a void can appear between the tooth and the gum that is very difficult to clean. An abscess will then form. The inflamed gums are known as periodontitis.

Self Care Advice for a Dental Abscess

Food and Drink

You can reduce the pressure and pain of a dental abscess by avoiding food and drink that is too hot or too cold. We also recommend that you consume soft foods.

You should try eating on the side of your mouth not affected by the abscess.

Use of Analgesia

We would encourage the use of over the counter pain management medications but these should not be used to delay getting treatment. It is essential that you see a dentist as soon as possible. If you are having problems finding an emergency dentist then you can try the NHS 111 service.

When using any form of painkiller it is important not to exceed the recommended dosage. Please also bear in mind that many over the counter preparations contain the same active ingredients so it is better not to use combinations of painkillers without first checking with a healthcare professional.

Brushing

You should use a soft toothbrush and avoid flossing the affected tooth.

Treatment for Dental Infections

Although The Online Clinic is happy to provide emergency treatment for dental infections and abscesses, it is essential that you make an appointment with your dentist so that the actual cause of the problem can be identified and resolved. It is not wise to continue treating the symptoms with antibiotics on a long term basis, as this can make the situation worse by failing to treat the cause.

Serious complications can occur if a dental abscess is not properly treated. We cannot emphasise strongly enough that it is essential that you see a dentist.

Antibiotic Treatments

We are happy to prescribe Metronidazole, Amoxicillin or Clarithromycin to deal with dental abscesses. All treatments are prescribed by us and dispensed by our pharmacy for next day delivery. If you order before 4.00 pm Monday to Friday then your order will arrive the next day before 1.00 pm. Many people find this service invaluable until they can get an appointment with their dentist.

We can also prescribe Co-amoxiclav or Clindamycin for dental abscesses but these antibiotics should not be used as first line treatments.

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