Minimal Waiting Times

Minimal Waiting Times

Secure prompt & timely care with minimal waiting times within 5 weeks at our Neutral Bay & Newcastle clinics. This will guarantee that any periodontal and implant issues you may have will be treated promptly.

Expert Guidance from a Leading Authority

Expert Guidance from a Leading Authority

Trust the expertise and deep knowledge of our renowned professor who has taught dozens of registered periodontists in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
Exceptional Patient Care

Exceptional Patient Care

Rest easy knowing that we prioritise the highest quality of patient care and services, ensuring your comfort, well-being, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Precision for Long-Lasting Results

Precision for Long-Lasting Results

Our treatments are meticulously performed to reduce the chance of infection and relapse, providing you with precise care that yields enduring outcomes for your oral health.

Highest Quality Equipment

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technologies, enabling us to provide you with the most advanced and effective gum disease treatment available.

Our experts offer top-notch periodontal
gum abscess treatment

Healthy gums are essential for a beautiful, confident smile. So when an infection or gum abscess sets in, you need expert care! At Smile Specialist Suite we are proud to offer comprehensive and holistic dental care, including expert periodontal abscess treatment.

Contact us today for prompt treatment to restore oral health and a radiant smile.

What is a periodontal abscess?

A periodontal abscess, or gum abscess, is a pocket of pus formed by a bacterial infection in the gums. It often occurs in spaces between the teeth and gums (periodontal pocket), leading to pain, swelling, and sometimes more severe complications if left untreated.

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A periodontal abscess forms in the tiny pocket between your teeth and gums, leading to pain and inflammation.

What causes periodontal abscesses?

The primary cause of a periodontal abscess is bacterial infection. This can result from a variety of reasons, such as gum disease, bruxism (chronic grinding or clenching), damaged teeth, trapped food particles, or a dental procedure complication.

What are the risk factors?

Several factors can increase your risk of developing a periodontal gum abscess.

  • poor oral hygiene
  • smoking
  • untreated gum disease
  • having a weaker immune system
  • poor diet that is high in sugary foods and drinks

What are the signs and symptoms of a periodontal abscess?

There are many signs and symptoms of a periodontal gum abscess:

  • a swollen bump on your gum
  • red, painful gums
  • a bad taste in your mouth
  • bad breath (halitosis)
  • pain with chewing or swallowing
  • loose or wobbly teeth
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • the presence of pus
  • fever

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek dental care immediately, as the infection from dental abscesses can spread to other areas of your mouth or body.

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A periodontal abscess can cause pain and inflammation, difficulty chewing and even fevers. Professional treatment is needed to effectively manage this condition.

Do you experience any of the above symptoms? Talk to our periodontists

How are periodontal abscesses diagnosed?

Our dental professionals will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, checking for swollen gums and pockets of pus. They will also discuss your symptoms and any medical or dental history. In some cases, an X-ray will be required to assess the extent of the infection.

What is the treatment for a periodontal abscess?

Periodontal abscess treatment focuses on eliminating the infection and preventing potential complications through non-surgical and surgical dental procedures.

Non-surgical treatment options:

Drain the abscess:

One of the primary methods to reduce pain and treat a periodontal gum abscess is to drain it. The dentist will create a small opening in the abscess to allow the periodontal pocket of pus to escape, immediately alleviating pressure and discomfort.


To ensure the bacterial infection is thoroughly addressed, your dental specialist may prescribe antibiotics. They work to eliminate bacteria, preventing the infection from recurring or spreading to other areas.

Professional cleaning:

Professional dental cleanings help remove plaque and tartar, which are breeding grounds for bacteria, reducing the risk of gum disease, periodontal gum abscesses and further infections.

Surgical receding gums treatment:

Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing):

While regular cleanings address the surface of teeth, deep cleanings go a step further. Scaling removes tartar from above and below the gum line, while root planing uses a small incision to access and smooth the tooth roots, helping the gums reattach to the teeth. This process not only treats the abscess but also addresses underlying gum disease which may have contributed to the abscess formation.

Root canal surgery:

If the infection has spread to the tooth a root canal treatment may be necessary to save your tooth. This will also stop the bacteria from spreading to the underlying support structures, such as your jawbone. If the dental pulp (the inside part of your tooth) is damaged or infected, your dentist may recommend the affected tooth be extracted to effectively treat and drain the abscess.

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Periodontal abscess treatment consists of deep cleaning procedures, draining the abscess, antibiotics and possible surgery depending on the severity of your condition.

What is the cost of periodontal
disease abscess treatment?

The cost varies depending on the severity of the gum abscess and the treatment required.

We offer a comprehensive hour-long consultation with an experienced periodontist for $398. We recommend scheduling this consultation at Smile Specialist Suite to determine the best course of action for your periodontal abscess treatment so we can provide an accurate cost breakdown.

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Smile Specialist Suite is dedicated to effectively treating your gum abscess for pain-free, vibrant smiles.

Why choose Smile Specialist Suite to treat your periodontal abscess?

At Smile Specialist Suite, our commitment is to provide unparalleled dental care. With our combination of experienced professionals, cutting-edge equipment, and a warm, patient-centred approach, you’re in safe hands.

Let us guide you back to optimal oral health with expert periodontal abscess treatment and care that goes beyond the ordinary.

Where can I find gum abscess
treatment near me?

We have modern, beautiful clinics where you can find expert treatment for your gum or tooth abscess in Neutral Bay or Newcastle.


Frequently Asked Questions

Periodontal abscesses can pose a serious health risk if left untreated. The gum abscess is a pocket of infection that can spread deeper through the soft tissues of your mouth causing complications such as infected tooth root, tooth decay, and bone loss. 

A gingival abscess or gum abscess occurs only in the gum tissue and doesn’t involve any part of the tooth. A periodontal abscess forms in the gap between gums and teeth. Both are related to gum infections and poor oral hygiene but occur in slightly different locations.

With proper treatment, most periodontal abscesses typically start to improve within a few days. However, complete healing might take up to a few weeks, depending on its severity and the type of treatment you need.

A periodontal abscess originates in the gums, often due to infection in a periodontal pocket (the space around your gum and tooth). Periapical abscesses, on the other hand, start at the apex of a tooth’s root, usually due to a bacterial infection inside the tooth.

Untreated periodontal abscesses can lead to the spread of infection to other parts of the mouth or body, tooth loss, significant gum pain and swelling, and damage to the underlying bone. In severe cases, the infection may even travel through the blood vessels in your mouth resulting in systemic wide infection and complications.

If you suspect you have, or experience symptoms of a gum abscess like severe or increased pain, swelling, or fever, you should see your dentist or healthcare provider as soon as possible. Professional treatment is needed to address dental abscesses.

No, you shouldn’t attempt to pop a periodontal abscess yourself. Doing so can spread the infection and lead to further complications. You should seek professional periodontal abscess treatment to ensure your abscess is effectively managed and reduces the risk of further complications.

There are some home remedies that can alleviate the pain and swelling, such as using warm salt water as a mouthwash, however, it is important you seek professional help for appropriate dental treatment. If a periodontal abscess ruptures or goes untreated the infection can spread to the surrounding tissue, teeth or even jaw bone.

Regular dental check-ups, maintaining good oral hygiene with proper brushing and flossing, and timely treatment of serious gum disease can significantly reduce the risk of developing a periodontal abscess.

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Talk to Prof. Quaranta

Smile Specialists Suite is led by Professor Alex Quaranta and Dr Lizzy Hui. Professor Quaranta is a world authority in the field of dental Implantology. Over the years, he has developed an extensive expertise and leadership in clinical research and specialist practice.

Together with his Clinical Research Team, he has successfully practised the dental implant treatments for years and is one of the pioneering leaders in the new and ever-evolving concepts of contemporary Implant Dentistry.

To explore your options and discover how our team can help transform your smile, schedule a consultation with Professor Alex Quaranta. Your journey to a brighter, more radiant smile starts here. Contact us today to begin the conversation.


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