If you have experienced a gum abscess, you’re not alone. Millions of people get them every year. The best way to help alleviate swelling and / or pain from gum injuries is to use a cold compress or warm compress. Call your dentist to see if you need immediate care.
If you have a gum abscess, otherwise known as a periapical abscess or a gum boil, you must take immediate steps to treat it. Left untreated, the infection can spread under the skin and cause further problems. Your dentist will be able to treat the infection and advise you on ways to prevent it from occurring again.