Our team provides you with explicit aftercare instructions so that your treatment area remains infection-free. You may need to gargle with salt water several times a day. You should continue to brush and floss your teeth as usual, taking care not to irritate the incisions. It's important that the incision follows the natural lines of the gum to avoid visible scarring.
This part of the procedure may cause a bad taste in your mouth. This is normal and temporary as the infected fluid drains out. A dental assistant will also help to suck out the liquid to reduce any unpleasant taste. Periapical and periodontal abscesses may not be visible to the naked eye, but the gingival abscess first appears as a white or yellow spot on the gum.
There are three main types of dental abscesses, all of which may require a dental incision and drainage. We provide emergency dental care by accepting walk-in visits and same-day visits as needed to address unexpected dental issues.