Dental Abscess Treatment

Address pain and infection with our expert dental abscess treatment. We provide prompt, effective care to resolve infections and restore oral health.

A dental abscess is a serious condition characterized by the accumulation of pus caused by a bacterial infection in the teeth or gums. At Select Dental Office, we offer prompt and effective treatment for dental abscesses, aiming to alleviate pain, eliminate infection, and prevent further oral health complications.

Understanding Dental Abscesses

Dental abscesses can occur at different sites in the mouth and are classified into three types:

  • Periapical Abscess: Occurs at the tip of the tooth’s root.
  • Periodontal Abscess: Found in the gums at the side of a tooth root.
  • Gingival Abscess: Located in the gum tissue without affecting the tooth or periodontal ligament.

Symptoms of a Dental Abscess

  • Severe, persistent, throbbing toothache
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Fever
  • Swelling in the face or cheek
  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes under your jaw or in your neck
  • Sudden rush of foul-tasting, salty fluid in your mouth and pain relief if the abscess ruptures

Treatment Options

  1. Incision and Drainage: The abscess may need to be cut open and the pus drained to alleviate the infection.
  2. Root Canal Therapy: If the abscess is due to an infection in the tooth, a root canal may be necessary to remove infected tooth material and drain the abscess.
  3. Antibiotic Therapy: While antibiotics alone cannot cure an abscess, they may be used in conjunction with other treatments to help clear the infection, especially if it has spread.
  4. Tooth Extraction: In cases where the tooth cannot be saved, extraction may be necessary to remove the source of the infection.

Why Choose Select Dental Office for Abscess Treatment?

At Select Dental Office, we understand the urgency of treating dental abscesses and provide immediate care to prevent the spread of infection. Our experienced dental professionals use the latest diagnostic tools to accurately assess the severity of the infection and determine the best course of treatment. We focus on not only treating the current condition but also on providing guidance on how to prevent future dental abscesses through proper oral hygiene and regular check-ups.

Don’t ignore the signs of a dental abscess, as it can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Contact us immediately if you experience any symptoms. We are here to provide quick relief and effective treatment to restore your oral health and comfort.

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