Why You Should See an Endodontist for Abscessed Teeth

Endodontists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems that stem from the root canal making them the ideal choice to treat an abscessed tooth. Though most toothaches can be written off as temporary inflammation that will eventually heal, it is important to consider the possibility that it might be something more serious. For instance, if ongoing pain is paired with other symptoms like swelling in the gums or sensitivity when chewing, you may have an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth occurs “…when the pulp (the soft tissue inside the root canal of a tooth) dies, becomes infected and inflamed and goes untreated.” (American Association of Endodontists) In the case that a patient or their dentist believes an abscess might be present, it’s best to get the opinion of an endodontist. Not only are endodontists more equipped to treat dental issues like abscessed teeth, but also to diagnose abscessed teeth. At Professional Endodontics, our specialists make it a top priority to stay up to date on the latest treatment methods and technologies to properly care for these kinds of issues. Most Common Treatment Methods If a patient is diagnosed with an abscessed tooth, this means that the tooth’s nerve [...]

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Treating Abscessed Teeth

Professional Endodontics makes it a priority to stay up to date on the latest treatment methods and technologies to properly care for abscessed teeth. When experiencing ongoing pain in a tooth, it is important to consider the possibility that it might be something more serious than a simple toothache. If pain is paired with other symptoms like swelling in the gums or sensitivity when chewing, you may have an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth “occurs when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, dies and becomes inflamed and goes untreated.” - If you think that you might have an abscessed tooth, it is a good idea to consult an endodontist. At Professional Endodontics, our doctors are ready to collaborate with you to make a reliable diagnosis and develop the best treatment plan possible to avoid tooth extraction. Treating Abscessed Teeth An abscessed tooth is an infection that occurs within the tooth as the tooth’s nerve is dying or becoming infected. The infection begins at the tip of the tooth’s root, eventually spreading to the surrounding bone if not properly treated. To receive prompt and proper treatment, it is best to consult an endodontist as soon as pain seems [...]

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