If you’ve been struggling with consistent tooth pain or sensitivity, particularly when you chew, you could have an abscessed tooth. Abscessed tooth infections need immediate treatment to prevent infection from spreading and damaging healthy teeth. There’s also the risk of harmful bacteria entering your bloodstream and causing damage to your heart, brain, or other organs. At Sunny Family Dental in Chino Hills, California, we have ample experience with dental abscess treatment. A visit to our clinic will enable you to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition and put you on the path to restored oral health.
Untreated decay is a significant cause of dental abscesses as it makes way for the infection to enter the pulp of your tooth, destroying the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues within. Bacteria can also enter the pulp through cracks or fractures in a tooth caused by facial trauma. Some common symptoms of a dental abscess are:
Dr. Uday Shah will examine your teeth and gums to pinpoint the source of your pain and diagnose your condition. Sometimes We’ll take X-rays to determine your infection’s severity so we can recommend the best course of action for treatment. Abscessed tooth infections can be treated by draining the abscess and performing root canal therapy. When caught early, this treatment can save your tooth from extraction.
Eliminating the infection is the first step toward treating your abscessed tooth and restoring oral health. Painful symptoms will subside once the infection is under control. Dr. Shah will drain the abscess and disinfect the area to minimize pain and inflammation. This clears the way for root canal treatment to save your tooth.
Root canal therapy entails after removing all decay from the tooth then removing the infected pulp along with the nerves and damaged tissue. We’ll then clean the tooth chamber and canals of remaining bacteria to keep them from spreading. Once the tooth is cleansed, we’ll fill it with a special material called gutta-percha and seal the tooth to protect it from future infections. Finally, a crown is placed over your tooth to strengthen its structure and protect it from future decay.
Root canals are performed under anesthesia to keep you from feeling pain or discomfort during treatment. Sedation and Laughing Gas is also available for patients fearful or anxious about undergoing root canal therapy. Prompt dental abscess treatment is key to relieving pain, saving your infected tooth, and restoring oral health. Treating abscesses quickly and effectively can help preserve the beauty of your smile.