An abscess tooth is caused by a deep bacterial infection. If you suspect you have an abscessed tooth, it needs to be treated right away at your local dentist offices. Without proper treatment the infection can spread, causing even greater pain and damage to your mouth. You will most likely need a root canal and possibly an extraction and replacement for the infected tooth. At Harmony Dental, we know that emergencies don’t wait for appointment hours. That’s why we’re open 24 hours a day so that you can schedule your Oshawa dental repair.
What Causes an Abscessed Tooth?
Bacterial infections that cause abscesses in the tooth are usually caused by cavities that have gone untreated and spread deep within the tooth and infected the nerve of the tooth. Infection can also develop in untreated broken or cracked teeth when the tooth nerve is exposed to the inside of your mouth.
What Are the Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth?
An abscess tooth can show a number of signs including:
- A severe, painful toothache that is persistent and felt in the jaw bone neck or ear.
- Sensitivity to extreme temperatures and pressure from chewing or biting.
- Swelling in the face or cheek.
- Swollen lymph nodes under the jaw or neck.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms it’s important to get to an Oshawa dentist for treatment right away. Even if the abscess ruptures and pain decreases, you may still need dental treatment, likely involving a root canal and dental caps. If left untreated, the infection could spread to the jaw and other areas of the head or neck and even become life-threatening.
Harmony Dental staff remain on call for non business hours emergencies to ensure local residents they can receive the care they need for dental emergencies- including emergency root canals and dental caps Oshawa any time of the day or week.
if you are experiencing symptoms of an abscess tooth, it is imperative that you contact Harmony Dental Care immediately to schedule an emergency appointment or Oshawa dental repair.