If you have ever suffered from dental phlegmon or have not yet suffered, it is convenient to read the article that we bring you today. And today we come to talk to you about abscesses, another way with which phlegmon is known or that inflammation that appears in one part of the mouth.

If you want to be up to date on it, here we tell you everything, what is it, the best treatment for it or all kinds of home remedies to eliminate it properly. So you know, make yourself comfortable!

Flemon dental

What is a phlegmon in the mouth

As we said at the beginning of this article, if you have not had it, surely a close relative or a friend or friend. It is also known as abscess, inflammation, lump and is one of the pathologies that cause most pain.

Basically it is an inflammation that takes place right in the tissue that is located in the own gum of a tooth or tooth, although you can also get to talk about phlegmon in the tooth. It occurs due to an infection caused by bacteria present in the oral cavity.

These bacteria come into contact with the tooth root itself, resulting in an accumulation of pus. Basically they make an appearance, generally, in those dental caries that have not been treated, also by the dreaded periodontitis or by some kind of dental trauma.


Síntomas del flemón dental

The dental phlegmon produces a series of symptoms, apart from the pain it produces itself. Next we are going to detail the most common symptoms that can produce the dental abscess:

  • Headaches

  • High fevers

  • Pungent and intense pain that complicate and much when chewing food

  • Tooth sensitivity

  • Accumulation of green-looking pus

  • Inflammation of those nodes that are located just behind our ears

  • Halitosis and unpleasant taste that is due, basically, to that accumulation of pus that causes this tumor

Treatments against phlegmon

In case you are sure that you suffer from a phlegmon in the gum or you are not 100% sure, the best thing you can do is go to your trusted dentist. Who better than a professional in the field of dentistry to receive the best possible diagnosis.

The best thing is the prevention before the treatments to alleviate its inflammation, so from Murcia Dentists we advise all our patients to undergo regular check-ups and to take an oral hygiene home suitable and necessary.

Tratamiento contra el flemón dental

But to alleviate the pain of phlegmon, different types of anti-inflammatories and antibiotics are usually administered to eliminate at the root the infection generated by the bacteria. Once it has been remitted, what is usually done is a root canal, as long as the affected tooth is still healthy.

If the tooth is in poor condition, then proceed to perform a tooth extraction. The most important thing, once the infection is eliminated, is to solve the cause of the problem itself, whether caused by caries or periodontitis. Otherwise, with the passage of time, the dental abscess will return to make an appearance.

Types of dental abscesses

Within the dental phlegmon we can get to differentiate up to 3 different types, depending always where it comes to produce that we will detail below:

  • The periapical phlegmon, which occurs when the infection makes an appearance in what is inside the tooth or tooth.
  • Gingival phlegmon is one in which the infection originates only in the gum itself.
  • Periodontal phlegmon, which is the most problematic of all. It occurs when the infection occurs in those tissues that join our gums to the teeth. That is, what is commonly known as periodontitis.

So now you know many more things about phlegmon, the pain and inflammation that it produces, as well as its symptoms and treatments. But remember that who better than your dentist to diagnose your ailment.