Symptoms and treatment of gum flux
Flux symptoms that should alert the patient and prompt him to immediately consult a dentist are:
aching or throbbing pain that is constant and worsens when eating, tapping on a tooth or biting
swelling around dental tissues
swelling of the cheek
increase and tenderness of submandibular lymph nodes
Do not forget that only a dentist will be able to correctly assess the complexity of a particular case and choose the right tactics for the treatment of flux.
There are different types of flux by etiology:
- Inflammatory, which occurs against the background of diseases of the teeth (caries, pulpitis) and gums.
- Toxic, is the result of an infection entering the periosteum through the bloodstream in the presence of other diseases in the patient.
- Traumatic, it is preceded by an injury to the jaw, tooth, or soft tissues. It can occur as a result of incorrectly selected dentures.
- Specific. It occurs against the background of such diseases as HIV, syphilis, tuberculosis, etc., which are accompanied by a decrease in immunity and the development of purulent processes in the body.
There are also rheumatic and allergic types of flux, which are much less common in dental practice. Depending on the type and cause, the dentist adjusts the treatment.
You should not resort to folk methods of treating periostitis. Methods of treatment, of which there is a huge list on the Internet, do not solve the problem, but can only complicate it and lead to a sad ending. And even taking into account the fact that some recommended means can really reduce the pain for a short time, this does not solve the problem comprehensively, but only leads to a chronic course, when it is unlikely that the tooth will be saved.
I would also like to note that in no case should hot rinses and compresses be used. Such advice can often be found on forums. This is not only ineffective, but also dangerous for health.
Treatment of gum flux in children
The development of flux in a child is a fairly common problem faced by parents. The nature of children’s fluxes is most often inflammatory in nature and is a consequence of impaired oral hygiene, as well as untreated dental caries. Parents naively believe that it is not necessary to treat baby teeth, because they will soon change to permanent ones, but everything is far from that simple.
In a tooth affected by caries, a focus of infection is already forming, which often leads to both the appearance of flux and the fact that the beginnings of permanent teeth suffer, and in severe cases, the bones of the jaw.
It is not difficult to recognize flux in a child – characteristic symptoms appear: soreness, swelling, sometimes asymmetry of the face.
Parents should immediately seek help from a children’s dentist, without waiting until the temperature rises (which may not happen in a child, given the fact that a child’s immunity is weaker than an adult’s). Even if the pain does not increase and the body temperature remains normal, the disease can progress. And, as mentioned earlier, if treatment is not started in a timely manner, the process may become chronic, or an abscess may develop.
Do not ignore alarm bells and be sure to seek help from a specialist. Do not put your child’s life and health at risk!
Flux removal in QRD Dental dentistry
Doctors at the QRD Dental clinic remove the flux quickly and painlessly, and then carry out conservative treatment, which consists of taking antibiotics and local application of antiseptic solutions.
First, the dentist conducts an examination and decides whether to remove or save the tooth in each specific case. In the acute form, the nerve is removed, the wound is opened and cleaned, treated with antiseptics, and sometimes, if necessary, drainage is installed.
Regardless of the type of periostitis (excluding the chronic form of flux), the individual selection of a course of antibiotics is a mandatory stage. You should not resort to antibiotic therapy on your own. Only a doctor will be able to choose the right class of antibiotic and prescribe the correct regimen. In some cases, additional studies on the resistance of the causative agent to one or another type of antibiotic may be required.
As a rule, with a correctly selected course of treatment, the flux passes within 7-10 days (a stable positive recovery dynamics is registered on the 3-5th day). In the chronic course of the disease, the tooth must be removed after the flux.
If the flux is opened at home, you definitely need a dentist’s consultation and further manipulations to clean the wound and prevent complications.
Cost of treatment and removal of flux
The cost of flux removal treatment will depend on the complexity and neglect of each specific case. To find out the exact cost, you need to come to a dentist for a consultation. After the examination, the doctor will be able to offer you treatment and guide you in terms of cost.
In order to find out the approximate price of flux treatment in our clinic, you can also call the number indicated on the website, or contact us using any convenient messenger, and clarify the questions you are interested in with the clinic administrator.
Take care of your health! Contact QRD Dental, we provide the necessary dental care comfortably, painlessly and at an affordable cost!