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You probably understand that there are several dental issues that can be uncomfortable and painful. For instance, you may know that tooth decay or a chipped tooth can lead to toothaches and sensitivity. You may also be aware that a damaged root canal might be extremely painful. However, would you be surprised to hear that an abscess might also lead to discomfort if not addressed?

An abscess is basically a pocket of pus that may form if have a chip, crack, or a cavity in one of your pearly whites. If you’re dealing with any of these issues, bacteria will be able to spread to center of your tooth more easily, which could ultimately lead to an abscess. If this happens, our team could save the affected tooth with root canal therapy. We’ll also be able to drain the abscess. If you think you might have an abscess, we suggest getting in contact with us as quickly as you can because an untreated abscess might cause several problems.

Fortunately, there are a number of several signs and symptoms you may be able to identify, such as red and swollen gums. You may also experience pain when you chew resulting in a toothache.You might also have a fever or a bad taste in your mouth. You may be able to avoid an abscess by brushing and flossing your pearly whites well, which will help you prevent cavities and tooth decay. We also suggest calling us if you damage one of your pearly whites.

If you would like to hear more about coping with an abscess in Pell City, Alabama, please feel free to give Pell City Dental Center PC a call at 205-884-2370. Our dentist, Dr. Scott Barnett, and our dental team will gladly examine your teeth and gums and address any concerns you might have. We look forward to hearing from you!