A Dental Abscess Problem
Are you experiencing a severe and throbbing toothache that radiates to your jawbone, ear or neck? Is tooth sensitivity a problem for you? Do you have tender and/or swollen neck lymph nodes? These are all common symptoms when you have a dental abscess. In these scenarios, it is essential to see your dentist as soon as possible to prevent further complications.
A dental abscess is a bacterial infection within the tooth. While pain is not always a symptom of a dental abscess, other symptoms can be indicators. These include a fever, swelling of the face, tooth sensitivity, bad breath, and a tender or swollen jawbone. When you have a deep cavity, a cracked tooth or gum disease, the tooth’s soft tissue that contains the blood vessels, connective tissue and nerves can become infected, which causes a pus-pocket called an ‘abscess’.
Going to your dentist is your best option when you have a dental abscess. Treating the problem early can prevent tooth loss and other complications. Depending on the severity of your condition, your dentist will decide the most appropriate treatment for you. Some of the treatment options that your dentist might consider for your dental abscess include draining the infection, using antibiotics or a deep cleaning and root canal procedure.
Proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups are also important if you want to prevent or decrease your risk of a dental abscess. At Aurora Dental Studio, we provide services that can help treat a dental abscess. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our team!
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