Tooth infection or abscess?

teeth health smile dentistIf a nerve dies within a tooth, it can become infected. If this infection is untreated, it can progress to an abscess – which can have serious complications.

Key takeaways

– Teeth infections can be treated with antibiotics or a root canal filling, if needed

– If a tooth abscess is caught early enough, it can be treated with a root canal.

– If the condition is serious, the tooth may have to be extracted.

See your dentist regularly to detect these problems before they get worse. If you’re experiencing any type of tooth pain or symptoms of a tooth abscess, see your dentist right away.

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