Common Signs of an Abscessed Tooth

A dental abscess occurs when a tooth’s nerve is infected. The condition can start out mild and progress into a potentially life-threatening problem. To prevent serious complications from an
abscessed tooth you should know the symptoms, so that you can see our Encino, CA dentist
and get treated right away.

Dental Abscess Signs to Look For

If you experience any of the following you may have a dental abscess:

● Pain when you touch your tooth, chew, or bite your teeth together

● Pain that lingers after you’ve taken the pressure off

● Pain that’s unprovoked

● Pain that wakes you up at night

● Over-the-counter pain medication doesn’t relieve your discomfort

● Your tooth hurts when it touches hot food or drinks

● There is a knot on your gum that looks like a pimple

● There’s a bad taste in your mouth

● You have puss coming from your gum tissue

● Your tooth feels loose

● Gum tissue, face, and/or neck are swollen

● You have a fever

● You have an earache

● Tooth is severely broken or broken even with the gumline

Diagnosing Your Dental Abscess

It’s important to know that a dental abscess does not go away on its own. In fact, the situation only gets worse if left untreated. Your eye can swell shut or your airway can close, off restricting your breathing.

Don’t ignore the symptoms. If you experience any of these warning sings, you should seek dental care right away. Doing so will also give you the highest chance of being able to save your tooth.

We may be able to perform gentle root canal therapy, which will remove the damaged nerve
and prolong the life of your tooth. As a last resort, the entire tooth will need to be removed.

For the best dental abscess care in Encino, CA call Dr. Amir Jamsheed of Encino Dental Studio.

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