Feeling pain while you chew? Is your jaw aching? Are your gums swollen? Throbbing and sharp gnawing pain lasts? Do you experience abnormal (high) body temperature? There are other symptoms, too, but if you experience any of mentioned chances are that you have an abscessed tooth. And we at Dental Emergency Cheadle are the experts in treating such abscesses!
What is an abscessed tooth?
Typically abscessed tooth is a direct result of previous tooth decay. Technically, an abscess is a pocket of pus formed around the root area of the infected tooth. When that happens, the soft tissue inside the root canal dies. Inflammation follows. It damages the surrounding tissues and the bone and results in an abscess.
Alternative phrases: a Dental abscess; Tooth infection; Abscess – tooth; Periapical abscess
The dentist performs drainage of infection around an abscessed tooth. Root canal procedure or endodontic surgery takes place if there is such need. Removal of the bacteria from empty canals and possible total removal of dead tooth follows. Disinfection, cleaning and filling of root canals along with sealing the empty spaces finish the job.
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We at Dental Emergency Cheadle can help patients 24 hours a day! If the need occurs at any given time after 6:00 PM, you can reach us on 0161 428 2355. Contact us and book an appointment!