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You’ve probably heard that you should brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day. Similarly, you might know that you should schedule an appointment with us every six month and if you suffer from a dental emergency. If you don’t do these simple things, you might have to deal with more serious issues. For instance, did you know that inadequate brushing or failing to cope with these issues could ultimately lead to a dental abscess?

Unfortunately, abscesses can be quite painful and can cause a number of fairly serious complications. You see, abscesses are essentially pockets of pus that gather inside your smile. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to avoid this problem. Abscesses can actually form if you chip or crack one of your teeth. Similarly, an untreated cavity can continue to spread until it reaches the center of a tooth. In other words, brushing, flossing, and visiting our team regularly can actually help you avoid abscesses. You should also meet with us to help you deal with a chipped or cracked tooth.

Finally, please note that there are several signs of an abscess. For example, if you experience pain when you bite into something, or have a persistent toothache, please call Gloria Barredo, DMD at 561-741-8008. Similarly, if you have an unusual taste in your mouth, we recommend giving us a call. If you’re interested in learning more about dealing with an abscess in Jupiter, Florida, we invite you to contact us. Our dentist, Dr. Gloria Barredo, and our team will be glad to examine your teeth and to offer you individualized advice. We’re excited to meet with you soon!