ABSCESS TOOTH

AUSTIN DENTIST | TEJAS PATEL, DDS

If your tooth is so painful that it throbs, keeps you up all night, and impacts your daily life, you may have an abscess tooth. When the pulp inside your tooth dies, it is susceptible to infection in and around the root of the tooth, which leads to an abscessed tooth. To prevent the spread of infection, it is imperative that you visit Austin Cosmetic Dentistry as soon as possible if you believe you have an infection.

Abscess Tooth | Austin Dentist | Austin Cosmetic Dentist | Tejas Patel

SYMPTOMS OF AN ABSCESS TOOTH

  • Severe, persistent pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Facial swelling
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Foul odor and taste

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MORE ABOUT ABSCESS TOOTH

At Austin Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand how painful and stressful it is to have an abscessed tooth, and our compassionate, patient, and highly-trained endodontists are here for you. With our state-of-the-art technologies and commitment to excellence, we will do everything we can to save your natural tooth, remove infected tissue to restore you to your optimal state of wellness, and relieve your pain.

Causes of an Abscess Tooth

If you have a cavity or a chipped or cracked tooth, you are susceptible to an abscessed tooth because bacteria will have an opportunity to get down to the root of your tooth.

Associated Risks of an Abscess Tooth

If an abscessed tooth is not treated, the infection can spread into your jaw, head, and even neck. If left untreated long enough, your abscessed tooth can lead to sepsis.

Abscess Tooth Prevention

  • Daily brushing and flossing
  • Regular dental cleaning and check-ups
  • Replace toothbrush every 3-4 months

An abscessed tooth is usually treated with either a root canal or endodontic surgery. During endodontic surgery, our team at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry will open the gum tissue near the abscessed tooth and remove the infected tissue. Your dentist will also remove the tip of your tooth’s root and fill the root canal at the base of your tooth’s root. After your surgery, the surrounding bone will be able to heal.

We are devoted to saving your natural teeth. We understand how stressful surgery can be, and giving you the highest quality of care and comfort is our top priority. During a consultation, our team will determine whether or not you need endodontic surgery. Your oral health and natural teeth are our top priorities!

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We know an abscessed tooth can really hurt, but most importantly it can cause additional health concerns.

If you have an abscessed tooth, don’t wait to get treatment. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.


221 West 6th Street
Suite 940
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 476-2336
Email: downtown@austincosmetic.com