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Getting fast treatment for Dental Abscesses

The importance of self-awareness

There are some conditions that start out silently and without any symptoms. These are the most difficult for an early diagnosis, precisely because people do not realise that they have such condition until it has developed into something more serious and dangerous for their health. In other cases, symptoms are more visible and/or easier to notice, such as pain, itch, visual changes in our bodies or some misfunctions. Unless we get a medical examination periodically, the only sort of conditions that we will be able to detect and treat is the second one. 

Even if symptomatic diseases and conditions are more likely to get a proper diagnosis and treatment, sometimes people might not find help in time because of ignorance. Some conditions require immediate treatment so as not to get worse. It is important that we know what these conditions are and which symptoms are associated with them, so we can call emergency services, or at least get a quick medical control of the situation. In these cases, we ourselves are our number one help, and in us lies the difference between proper care and unnecesary suffering.

In this article, we will briefly review one of these conditions. 

Dental abscess

Dental abscess occurs due to infections in the mouth. It consists in an accumulation of pus inside the tissue of our gums or teeth. Pus is a natural reaction to infectious agents such as bacteria. It is made out of a large amount of white cells -the cells that travel through our bloodstream and search for germs in order to kill them- that appear in response to the infection. 

Dental abscess, unlike most infections, does not get better by itself. If a dental abscess is left untreated, it will become more severe and perhaps undergo some complications. There is a little possibility that it becomes actually dangerous for the person's life. This is why it is so important to have dental abscess information such as what follows.

Some dental abscesses are visible from the outside, as a ball of pus underneath the surface of a gum, and some others are located inside the tissue and therefore invisible. A more or less severe swelling can also be a sign of a dental abscess. The most important sign, however, is pain. Dental abscesses are extremely painful. The pain can rise within days or even hours and spread up and down the face and skull. Painkillers can weaken and even stop the pain, but if the infection is not cured, it will come back after a few hours.

Dental abscesses are curable through antibiotics. Amoxicillin is the favoured antibiotic, and in most cases it is the ideal treatment for dental abscess. If it is the first time that you are taking this antibiotic, you must bear in mind that some people happen to be allergic to amoxicillin. In these cases, other antibiotics are prescribed. In addition, if the abscess is more severe, the dentist might have to perform drainage in order to make it dissappear.

Online diagnosis and prescriptions

The advance of new technologies has made a lot of new practices and services possible. Some of them were just a sci-fi fantasy some years ago, but now, they are a reality. There are websites specialized in offering quality health care and attention from professional doctors and pharmacists. Now, you do not have to leave your home to have an appointment with a doctor. This is especially important in cases of emergencies or when, for one reason or another, you can't leave your house and go to a clinic.

One of these sites is Private Doctor Direct (, where you can have a consultation with a doctor and get prescribed medicines sent to your home. In a few words, this is how the site works: you will find several categories of health, such as allergies, sexual health and weight loss. You choose a category and the website transfers you to a form that you have to fill. You describe your symptoms and answer some questions, and the form is sent to a professional. The doctor quickly reviews the form and notifies you of your diagnosis. Additionally, if you need medicines, they are prescribed and sent to you. 

In case that you suspect that you have a dental abscess -according to the symptoms described above- read the amoxicillin patient information leaflet and get antibiotic treatment as quickly as you can. Pain can worsen and the infection could become dangerous. 

For more information about dental abscesses and other conditions, click here and fill out the form provided on the website to get started. Please note that antibiotic treatment is given as an emergency intervention only; you will still have to make an appointment with your dentist. 

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