Tooth Abscess in Tampa, Lakeland, Temple Terrace, Davis Islands, Inverness & Beyond
A tooth abscess can oftentimes be the underlying cause of severe tooth pain. An abscess is essentially a bacterial infection that persists to the point where a pocket of pus develops. If left untreated an abscessed tooth can lead to serious complications.
- Severe, continuous pain
- Temperature sensitivity
- Discomfort when chewing
- Facial swelling
- Swelling of the lymph nodes
If you are suffering from severe tooth pain, have a fever and notice any facial swelling, reach out to a reputable dentist at Dental Associates today. As an emergency dental provider, our team is accustomed to diagnosing and treating those who have a tooth abscess. If you are unable to visit a dentist, these symptoms can be severe enough to be taken seriously and warrant a trip to the ER.
More often than not, those needing treatment have what is known as a periapical abscess, which is caused by bacteria entering the dental pulp. Most commonly the result of prior dental work, an untreated cavity or an oral injury, periapical abscesses are most often treated by draining the abscess and eliminating the infection.
You can do your part to avoid the risk of a tooth abscess by adhering to a good oral hygiene routine and eating a low sugar diet. If you find yourself with sudden, persistent tooth pain, it is best to see your dentist as quickly as possible. At Dental Associates, we have flexible scheduling and will work with you to alleviate your pain as quickly as possible while placing you back on the path to great long term oral health.
If you think you may have a tooth abscess, please contact Dental Associates today. We have worked with patients of all ages from Tampa, Lakeland, Temple Terrace, Davis Islands, Inverness and beyond, and our team looks forward to eliminating your pain and putting a smile back on your face.