Abscess – an abscess is an infection of the tooth or gums caused by either bacteria in the nerve or gum tissue, or by some type of trauma. Abscessed teeth may be treated like any other infection in your body (by using antibiotics, etc.) but will almost always need some type of additional dental treatment to fix them. Treatment options may include a root canal, an extraction or some type of periodontal (gum) treatment.
Abscessed teeth can often be very painful as the infection gets worse. Catching the infection early can often times prevent the intense pain associated with more severe infections.
Treat Abscessed Teeth Immediately!
If you think that you may be suffering from an abscessed tooth or abscessed teeth, call our office immediately at
(815) 741-1700, so that we can set up an appointment for you and treat the infection before it causes additional pain or more complex dental issues.