Summerlyn Dental Care Serving Bradford, Ontario and Area

459 Holland Street, West Bradford, ON
Abscessed Tooth

Abscessed Tooth

Tooth abscesses can become extremely painful if not treated immediately

Summerlyn Dental Care in Bradford, Ontario can treat abscessed teeth

A tooth abscess occurs when bacteria invade the dental pulp or surrounding gum line if the gums have been cut or irritated. Bacteria can also enter through either a dental cavity or a chip or crack in the tooth and spread all the way down to the root. The symptoms of a tooth abscess are:

-Severe, persistent, throbbing toothache that can radiate to the jawbone, neck or ear

-Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures

-Sensitivity to the pressure of chewing or biting

-Swelling in your face or cheek

-Tender, swollen lymph nodes under your jaw or in your neck

In some cases, antibiotics are administered in an attempt to kill the infection. If antibiotics are ineffective and an abscess is shown to be damaging the pulp or lower bony structures, a root canal procedure may be needed to remove the dead pulp and restore the tooth to a healthy state. For more information about tooth abscesses contact the dental team at Summerlyn Dental Care in Bradford, Ontario.

Tags: Abscessed tooth, Tooth abscesses, Treatment, Bradford, Ontario
Last Updated On: November 22, 2016
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