A dental fistula refers to a new and abnormal pathway that develops under the gumline, which is responsible for draining infection resulting from an abscess. An abscess occurs when bacteria infect some parts of the gum and tooth, and fill them with pus. Once you have an abscess or dental fistula, you need to have treatment from a dental professional.
CAUSES OF A DENTAL FISTULA: -
A dental fistula commonly occurs when the discharge from an abscess creates pressure and has nowhere else to drain.
The main causes of abscesses and dental fistula are the following:
- Poor dental hygiene.
- Prior dental treatment, such as a root canal operation.
- One is at risk of developing a dental fistula when one follows a high-sugar diet, dry mouth, and improper dental routine.
SYMPTOMS OF A DENTAL FISTULA: -
A dental fistula may not be painful; however, there can be pain from the abscessed area that may come and go. Although you may not experience too much pain and discomfort due to a dental fistula, it is still recommended to schedule a visit with your dentist. Finding the right treatment to prevent the worsening of the infections can be prevented.
The following are the signs and symptoms of dental fistula:
- Appearance of small bumps on the gums, also known as a gum boil
- Pus discharge in the mouth, sometimes with an unpleasant taste
- Toothaches that may radiate or throb to the neck and ear.
- Inflamed and enlarged nodes in the jaw and neck area.
- Tooth sensitivity.
HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT OF DENTAL FISTULA
The medicines which may prove beneficial with favourable response are: -
- Hecla lava
- Hepar sulph
- Merc Sol