Abscess leading to swelling of face or neck can be due to the underlying intra-oral dental cause.Most of the times this can be due to dental caries/decay or periodontal infection/gum infection. This is an emergency situation. Here an immediate attention is needed to diagnose and treat the cause of the condition. Majority of the times dental treatment associated with systemic antibiotic treatment is required.
In advanced conditions, if the swelling is causing difficulty in breathing, limited mouth opening. An immediate hospitalization followed by intravenous antibiotics administration is essential.