An abscess in your tooth is caused by an infection resulting in pain and pus-filled area around your tooth that needs immediate attention. The infection, if it’s not treated could spread to other teeth and possibly spread to your facial bones. An abscess can occur because of tooth decay, a cracked tooth or extensive periodontal disease (or combinations of these factors).
How do we know for sure if you have an abscessed tooth?
We will X-ray your tooth and surrounding area inside your mouth. You will have other symptoms as well, such as pain and swelling of the tooth.
Before we treat your tooth, we need to treat the infection. We will prescribe you with anti-biotics and then drain the tooth and surrounding area of the infection.
This condition is incredibly painful and debilitating and needs urgent dental treatment. Call the Balmoral Dental Centre immediately before the infection gets worse.