Don't Let an Abscess Get Worse, Come See Us Today

A dental abscess is an accumulation of pus that forms in a particular area of the tooth. You may develop a pus pocket inside your teeth, gums, or bone supporting the teeth. It is usually caused by a broken tooth or tooth decay.

A dental abscess is a serious infection that can cause considerable pain. Without treatment, the tooth and adjacent tissues could suffer further damage. If a severe infection occurs, it may spread to other parts of the body.

At Joondanna Family Dental, we want to help you prevent any potential dental problems from developing into something more serious. Our receptionists will endeavour to get you in as soon as possible so we can take care of you promptly and prevent the infection from getting worse. If you have dental abscess, please contact us right away and we will work with you to get the treatment you need as soon as possible.

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Why You Need To Visit The Dentist
If You Have Dental Abscess

Pain Relief: A dental abscess is a painful infection that occurs when bacteria enter the tooth. Treatment will provide you with pain relief. At Joondanna Family Dental, our team will diagnose your problem quickly and develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain. =
Restore Your Eating Habits: It can be challenging to eat properly if you have a dental abscess. By managing your abscess, you will be able to eat again and get the nutrition your body needs. Getting the proper treatment for your abscess at Joondanna Family Dental will allow you to enjoy your favourite foods again.
Preserves Your Natural Tooth: Abscessed teeth can cause severe infections, resulting in tooth loss if left untreated. If you seek treatment early enough, you can save your natural tooth and save money on an artificial replacement. At Joondanna Family Dental, we believe that everyone deserves to keep their natural teeth, and we’re committed to helping our patients do just that.
Prevents Life-threatening Complications: If left untreated, the infection can spread throughout your body and cause serious, life-threatening complications. If you have an abscessed tooth, it’s critical to see a dentist as soon as possible to avoid potential complications. Our abscess treatment at Joondanna Family Dental can help prevent the infection from spreading.
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Confidence starts with good oral health, we are the dental team you can count on.

Why choose
Joondanna Family Dental?

Joondanna Family Dental offers an extensive range of dental treatments. Our team of qualified dentists is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to our patients. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including dental abscess treatment. Joondanna Family Dental is the clinic of choice for all your dental needs.

Joondanna Family Dental is dedicated to providing excellent care to its patients. We take the time to get to know each patient and their individual needs. This allows us to tailor a treatment plan unique to each patient. Every patient deserves the highest quality of care, and we are committed to providing this.

Joondanna Family Dental is the perfect choice for dental abscess treatment. We offer various sedation and relaxation options to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable as possible. We understand that some patients experience anxiety regarding dental procedures, which is why we offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

Joondanna Family Dental is pleased to offer our dental abscess treatment services on weekends and holidays. Our team is committed to providing patients with the best possible dental experience. That’s why we offer convenient weekend and holiday hours. If you need dental abscess treatment, Joondanna Family Dental is here for you.

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FAQs about Dental Abscess

Here are some signs that you may have a tooth abscess:

  • A pimple-like bump on your gums
  • Long-lasting throbbing pain
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose tooth
  • Foul taste in your mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Toothache that spreads to your jaw, neck, or ear
  • Fever

Leaving an abscess untreated can lead to the spreading of the infection to other parts of your body, such as the jaw, head, or neck. This infection can cause tooth loss and even life-threatening complications like bone infections, sinus infections, brain abscesses, and sepsis.

Your dentist will determine which treatment is right for you based on the type and severity of your abscess:

  1. Antibiotic Therapy:
    Your dentist may prescribe oral antibiotics if the infection has spread or your immune system is weak.
  2. Draining the Abscess:
    This is the most effective treatment. Your dentist may apply gentle pressure to the affected area to release pus. After the fluid is drained, your dentist will use a tiny probe to remove any debris left in the abscess. The dentist can also drain the pus through an abscess incision.
  3. Root Canal Therapy: 
    The treatment involves draining an abscess and removing the infected inner soft tissue called pulp from a tooth. The inner part of the tooth is cleaned and later on, filled and sealed for protection.
  4. Tooth Extraction:
    In some cases, it may be necessary to extract an abscessed tooth. An artificial tooth replacement can then be placed after the extraction site has healed.

Depending on the size of the abscess, the wound will take 10 to 14 days to heal after your dentist drains it. However, keep in mind that draining of the abscess is not sufficient. It is important to determine the source of the abscess, then remove or clean the source.  Proper treatment will allow complete healing.


Confidence starts with good oral health, we are the dental team you can count on.

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