A tooth abscess often results from a bacterial infection in the tooth. It is a cavern of pus (abscess) in the center of the tooth (dental pulp) or in the gum next to the tooth. It may cause bad oral odor, pain and even fever. A good oral hygiene can avoid tooth abscess. It is recommended to visit a dentist as early as possible to prevent a further damage to the teeth and a spreading of the infection.
A tooth abscess often results from a bacterial infection in the tooth. Due to the infection, pus can form in the dental pulp. Also teeth decay and periodontal diseases can favor an infection which can lead to a tooth abscess.
The cause of a tooth abscess is a bacterial infection. Once there is damage on the surface of a tooth (enamel), bacteria can enter through the dentine into the center of the tooth (pulp). Eventually the infection inside the dental pulp will lead to the formation of pus. People with a tooth abscess may feel toothache and pain near the affected area. Furthermore swollen gingiva (gum), sensitivity to temperature, bad oral odor or even fever are common signs. If the infection gets worse, it may continue to spread to other parts of the body such as the jaw, the throat, the brain and the meninges.
The treatment of a tooth abscess aims to cure the infection and avoid further damage of the tooth. Antibiotics and oral lavage will be used to treat the infection and painkillers can help to reduce the toothache. For severe cases, a dental surgical procedure such as incision of the abscess, treatment of root canal or removal of tooth will be necessary. A good oral hygiene can decrease the risk of getting a tooth abscess significantly.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
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