- Open up (incise) and drain the abscess. The dentist will make a small cut into the abscess, allowing the pus to drain out, and then wash the area with salt water (saline).
- Perform a root canal. This can help eliminate the infection and save your tooth.
- Pull the affected tooth.
- Prescribe antibiotics.
What is the natural remedy for mouth infection?
Home remedies for gingivitis include saltwater rinses, making mouthwash from natural ingredients, and oil pulling. Salt water has disinfectant qualities and can help the body to heal. Research has shown that rinsing the mouth with a saltwater solution can relieve inflamed gums caused by gingivitis.
What are the symptoms of a mouth infection?
Signs of an infection in the mouth include:
- Bad breath.
- Bitter taste in the mouth.
- Sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold.
- Swelling of the gum.
- Swollen glands of the neck.
- Swelling in the jaw.
How long does it take for an infected mouth to heal?
Although a person may begin to notice their symptoms go away after a couple of doses, completing the full round of antibiotics helps prevent the infection from coming back or getting stronger. As the International Dental Journal study notes, the majority of acute infections resolve in 3–7 days.
What causes a mouth infection?
A bacterial infection can lead to sores and swelling in the mouth. Infections may be caused by an overgrowth of organisms normally present in the mouth or by newly introduced organisms, such as the bacteria that cause syphilis or gonorrhea.