Abscessed Tooth Treatment
An abscess is a collection of pus that forms in the roots of teeth or in the gum tissue surrounding teeth due to a bacterial infection. The main symptom of a tooth abscess is a severe, persistent, throbbing toothache. The tooth may also be sensitive to heat and pressure from chewing or biting. Other symptoms include fever, swelling in the face or cheek, and tender, swollen lymph nodes under the jaw or in the neck.
Abscesses do not go away without treatment. If the abscess ruptures, the pain may decrease significantly, but dental treatment is still needed. If the abscess doesn’t drain, the infection can spread to other areas of the head and neck and may even become life-threatening.
At Westerville Endodontics, Dr. Vicki M. Houck and Dr. Saadia Bukhari routinely treat abscesses to eliminate infection, preserve the tooth, and prevent complications. Treatment for an abscessed tooth may include:
- Draining the abscess
- Pain relievers
- Root canal therapy
If you think you have an abscessed tooth or your dentist has referred you to us for treatment, call (614) 882-8000 for an appointment or you can request one online.
The Clinical Excellence Dentists Trust
At Westerville Endodontics, our foremost concern is doing what is clinically best and most appropriate for each patient. Dr. Houck and Dr. Bukhari start with a thorough evaluation of each patient’s condition so that we have a complete understanding and don’t miss any details.
Drs. Houck and Bukhari use the latest and most effective methods, equipment, and procedures to achieve the best possible outcomes. As a result, more and more dentists and their patients consider Westerville Endodontics in Westerville, Ohio their best choice for comprehensive, clinically outstanding endodontic care.