Some conditions that arise in the mouth can be easily remedied by just popping along to see your dentist; most are simple to recover from. But once things do start to go wrong, it’s a serious indication that you are not looking after your teeth at home enough and if you continue to ignore the warning signs, you may well be setting yourself up with more sinister issues, such as a tooth abscess. An abscess erupts from the lack of decent oral hygiene and if you are starting to have more and more fillings, be aware that you are putting your life on the line here. Once an abscess makes an entrance, it’ll do it with extreme prejudice: your face will ignite with swelling, your mouth will be extremely painful, but covertly, the toxins from the abscess will be working their way into the bloodstream; this can induce a state of coma in the brain. In rare cases, the abscess can disappear as fast as it came but you would be mentally stupid to ignore it and leave it untreated. Antibiotics are the only way to quell the inflammation and stop you from being poisoned; only then can a dentist get to work on the tooth decay that has caused this- even then, there is a good chance that you will have to ditch the tooth in order to prevent the abscess from returning. Get yourself along to the Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford and have a chat about oral hygiene and how you can improve it to avoid problems like this. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.