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June 25, 2015

Do I Have an Abscessed Tooth? How to Spot One

Abscessed teeth can leave your mouth in pain.Abscess teeth can leave your oral health in shambles. It’s painful and uncomfortable. So painful, in fact, that it’s one of the most excruciating experiences for dental patients across the country. It can do a lot more than just cause pain – it can pose serious health concerns. For patients that have chosen not to receive treatment, the most extreme cases have resulted in death. An abscess tooth is no laughing matter and should be treated immediately. When you visit our office in Plantation, FL, you’ll discover that our emergency dentists are ready to help in any way they can. We have a healthy collection of dentists at our office whom are ready to bring serenity to your oral health. You can put your trust in Dr. Weiss, Dr. Waldee, Dr. Hohimer and Dr. Modarres. They are the emergency dentists that can properly treat an abscess tooth. For the best dental care around, we think you should visit us.

What Is An Abscess Tooth?

Though it only affects one tooth, any infection that’s left untreated can spread to the rest of your teeth. The longer you put off treatment you’re only putting yourself in an unfortunate predicament. Caring for an abscess tooth requires skill and timeliness.

There are many symptoms that you can keep an eye out for in case you’re unsure whether you have an abscess tooth:

  • Extreme toothache with intense throbbing feelings
  • Constant bitterness tasted in the mouth
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Constant discomfort or feeling of sickness
  • Chewing and biting pain
  • Swollen gums with pus that drains
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Intense headaches

Once an infection finds its way to the tooth nerve, it’s all over. The nerve is instantly killed, which may alleviate toothache pain, but don’t be deceived. The infection will continue to make its way to each your teeth. Advanced infections can make any patient feel nauseous with side effects commonly being vomiting and body chills. If you develop a fever or facial swelling, chances are the infection has spread deep into the jaw.

An abscess tooth needs to be addressed immediately, and we can help bring serenity to your mouth. Your health hangs in the balance – and it’s our job to take care of you.

Schedule an Appointment Immediately

An abscess tooth can be detrimental to your health, so it’s important we take care of the issue quickly. This is your oral health we’re talking about, so time is of the essence. Make an appointment at our Plantation, FL office today and get the treatment you need.

 

 

 

 

 

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