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How is an Abscessed Tooth Treated?

how is an abscessed tooth treatedAbscesses are infections that are caused by infections or inflammation in the pulp, or soft tissues, of the tooth that are not treated in a timely manner. If the infection progresses, an abscess can develop in the gums by the tooth or at the root of the tooth. You may notice increased sensitivity, swelling, a marble-like bump on your gums, or toothache that throbs or becomes worse when you change position. If you have a dental abscess, our Thousand Oaks emergency dentist may recommend prompt treatment to get the infection under control and reduce the risk to adjacent teeth.

In most cases, a root canal treatment will be necessary. During a root canal treatment, the interior of the tooth is accessed, and the root canals are cleaned. This removes the diseased or infected tissues, which are not necessary for the health and function of the tooth. After shaping and further cleaning the root canals, a medicated material will be placed to continue the healing process. You will then need to return to have the root canals sealed and the tooth restored, which is usually done using a dental crown.

Once the tissues have been removed, you will likely notice an immediate improvement in the severity of pain. Some inflammation and tenderness may continue for a day or two as the infection subsides. Antibiotics may be prescribed in some cases. If you have symptoms of an abscessed tooth, quick action can prevent further damage. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our dentist.

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