The periodontal abscess exhibits all the clinical signs of an acute infection, but whatever infection is present is endogenous to the oral cavity. The development of an acute periodontal abscess occurs from an alteration in the tissues immediately adjacent to the affected/infected tooth.
Treatment of a Periodontally Abscessed Tooth
The first objective in treating the acute periodontal abscess is to establish drainage. Drainage may be established by finding the orifice of the occluded pocket or by tadtional incision and drainage – both techniques allow for the release of pus. The complete evacuation of the contents of the infected periodontal abscess is desirable. This treats the acute phase of the periodonally abscessed tooth.
After the acute phase has subsided, a chronic inflammatory lesion is left and must be treated. Many fine clinicians believe that the sooner the residual periodontal abscess is treated, the better the chances for a reversal of the bone loss and re-attachment.
Options to treat the periodontally abscessed tooth are numerous. The traditional standard for treating the periodontal abscessed tooth is surgical flap reflection, debridement of granulation tissue and preparation of the tooth root surface and bony walls within the periodontal pocket. More modern, less invasive equally effective treatment options for a periodontally infected tooth are flapless mechanical debridement and either the use of a laser or localized antibiotic administration (LAA). More details about the non surgical treatment of periodontal disease that I employ in my Palm Harbor, Tampa FL area dentist office, including the cost of periodontal treatment and periodontal disease treatment prices can be found at my website: www.PeriodontalDisease.us
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A