If there is one condition that you need to try to avoid in your mouth, it’s a tooth abscess. When one breaks out, it can actually become life threatening because the toxins from the abscess are spread throughout the body via the bloodstream and then deposit the infection into the brain; this can induce a state of coma. Aside from extreme pain and vicious swelling in the face, an abscess needs instant attention and this can only be got from having yourself filled with antibiotics; if you can’t get to your dentist, then find a hospital. Once the antibiotics have kicked in, it will diminish all of the problems and then your tooth can be worked on. An abscess is the direct result of untreated tooth decay and if you have let it get to this level, the only way you can save the tooth is to have root canal treatment. However as a caution, once an abscess has made its statement in your mouth, it has a habit of making another one- namely, it may well return and the only remedy for this is to have the tooth removed. If you identify with any of this in Brentwood, then give the Advance Dental Clinic of Chelmsford a call; they serve the area and are experts in all fields of dentistry, especially delicate areas such as dealing with a tooth abscess. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.