Belyaeva Iraida

Precinct therapist

Belyaeva Iraida

Experience 22 year

Precinct general practitioner of the highest category, member of the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Physicians

Flux or periostitis of the jaw is an inflammatory disease of the tissue of the periosteum of the jaw. The inflammatory process is characterized by soreness, accumulation of pus and a hint of cheeks and gums. Some advanced forms require dental intervention. Untimely assistance leads to loss of teeth and blood poisoning.


Bacterial infection is the main cause of the disease. Microorganisms destroy tooth enamel by penetrating into the pulp and through the root canal. The basal pocket begins to secrete exudation, which directly indicates an inflammatory process. The patient feels discomfort in the area of ​​the problem tooth and has problems biting and chewing. When the temperature rises, swelling appears.

Flux appears for reasons:

  • cysts near the root of the tooth;
  • tartar and caries;
  • inflammation of the gums;
  • cracks, chips and damage to teeth;
  • infectious diseases;
  • irregular brushing of teeth.

If the flux affects the lower jaw, then the lower lip swells, the cheeks and lymph nodes swell. With spontaneous rupture of the abscess, the contents enter the oral cavity, followed by attenuation and transition to a chronic form. The infection can progress over several years.

The main symptoms and periods of development of inflammation

Advanced dental caries is characterized by:

  • rise in temperature up to 38 degrees;
  • swelling of the oral mucosa around the tooth;
  • swelling of the cheeks;
  • the appearance of aching pain in the area of ​​the lymph nodes in the neck.

The neglected state provokes swelling of the gums with a transition to the lip and nasolabial fold. The chronic form of the disease is characterized by thickening of the jawbone without pain and swelling. Timely treatment begins after the first symptoms of malaise appear.

Consider different types of fluxes, based on the stage of the inflammatory process:

  • acute serous in the initial stage of the disease, manifested within a few days;
  • acute purulent with throbbing pain, redness, swelling of the mucosa with fever up to 40 degrees;
  • acute diffuse with widespread edema in the tissues of the oral region with increasing throbbing pain;
  • chronic with a gradual inflammatory process, exacerbations, swollen lymph nodes and imperceptible swelling of the jaw.

How to treat flux

Effective treatment of flux is possible in a dental clinic. Late diagnosis reduces the chances of saving the tooth. Professionals carry out the opening of the abscess, and then the treatment of the affected tooth is required. If the tooth tissue is severely destroyed, the dentist removes the tooth. Older people receive an additional dose of anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, antiseptic mouth rinses.

Clinic JSC Medicina offers the services of qualified professionals. Dentists solve problems of any complexity. Modern equipment and testing helps to determine the degree of infection as accurately as possible and eliminate it at any stage of development.

Questions and answers

How long does the flux take to heal and how long does it take to heal?

After opening the abscess, two days are enough to reduce inflammation. Full recovery is possible after the complete elimination of the source of infection. The recovery process takes up to two weeks. In this case, the tooth is treated or completely removed.

Is flux dangerous and can you die from it?

When treating a flux, it is important to empty the purulent sac in time. Running situations give rise to osteomyelitis, abscess, phlegmon, sepsis. Complications lead to disability, and less often to death. Therefore, timely examination and help of a dentist is extremely important.

What methods to treat the flux at home, if you do not go to see a doctor?

The flux is not treated at home, because the patient will not be able to get rid of pus on his own and disinfect the incision site. Folk remedies do not treat the flux, but minimize pain, which leads to the chronic stage of infection. Therefore, a visit to the dentist is the only adequate solution.

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