Get to the Root of Relief for an Abscessed Tooth

dca-blog_article-11_what-is-an-abscessed-tooth

Are you experiencing extreme tooth pain? You may have an infection either in or around the tooth, which is called an abscessed tooth. This is a serious condition that must be treated because that infection can spread quickly and cause you to lose your tooth or lead to other major health problems. Since you can’t afford to suffer in silence, there are affordable dental care options that can ease the painful problem.

Catch the Causes of an Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth can have many causes. Damage to the tooth is a common cause, but an untreated cavity can also become infected and that bacteria can spread from the tooth to the surrounding tissue to create an abscess. And gum disease can make the gums pull away from the teeth, creating pockets where bacteria can grow and form a painful abscess.

See the Signs & Symptoms

Pain is the most prevalent sign, but the following nine symptoms may signal that you have an abscessed tooth:

  1. A throbbing toothache
  2. Red, swollen gums
  3. Swelling throughout the face and jaw
  4. Severe pain, often when chewing
  5. A salty, unpleasant taste in the mouth
  6. Fever
  7. A red, swollen, oozing bump in your mouth
  8. A tooth that’s extremely tender to the touch

Be aware that the pain may subside as the infection spreads, but this is only causing the bone to dissolve and may lead you to lose the tooth.

Try These Treatment Tactics

Never ignore an abscessed tooth, especially since an affordable dentist can provide the relief you need in the following ways:

  • Prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection.
  • Drain the infection to ease the pain.
  • Perform a root canal to remove the infected tissue within the tooth.
  • Possibly remove the tooth if you do not want a root canal or that procedure doesn’t eliminate the infection.

Prevent the Painful Problem

While we’re lucky to be able to treat the trouble with affordable dental care, you can avoid the ache altogether by practicing good oral health habits, such as:

  • Brush gently twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove food and bacteria that can cause an abscess.
  • Eat healthy and avoid sugary foods and drinks.
  • Since a dry mouth increases your risk for deep cavities and tooth infections, try to keep your mouth moist by drinking water frequently, chewing sugarless gum, or taking medication for dry mouth.
  • Get regular dental cleanings and check-ups from an affordable dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Florida, call Advanced Dental Care of Florida today at (855) 979-3334 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Florida. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Florida, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Florida.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Prompt response. Excellent care. Choices for treatment.
Dale B.
I traveled 3 hours for dental procedures at this facility. My appointments were always on time and the staff and dentist were great!
Delaina B.
Great office very nice people
Brian M.
Always efficient!good costumer service!
Jonathan S.
My visit have always been great. Front desk has always been responsive and taken good care of me. Would highly recommend.
Joel G.
Love the team at Advanced Dental and thoroughly trust them with my dental care. Enjoy seeing the dental hygienists Lenor, who has been taking care of my dental hygiene needs for years and the dental […]
Keisha B.
We just love this dental office. If you are new in town, this is the place.
Patricia T.
Can’t say enough great things about this office. My son always feels special there. From the dentist to the assistants to the office they are fantastic.
Cheryl H.
Great staff from front desk to doc. Highly recommend if you need a bunch of awesome females taking care of your teeth!!!! Enjoy the experience, have sent several co workers there too!!!
Kristi C.
Quality service.
Terri T.
I love Cathy. She’s great. She’s very personable & caring. She always does a great job.
Karla B.
Excellent staff and services.
Irasel B.
Amazing. Everyone was friendly. Dr. Colon was awesome
Nellie C.
Friendly, courteous, professional. That says it all.
Jerry V.
Great dental work and nice staff.
Annette C.
The way I was treated at your office was excellent.
Michele M.
Cleanings, cavities, and wisdom teeth extraction, oh my! I’ve been going to this location for years and had inspections, cleanings, cavities filled, 1 crown and 1 wisdom tooth extraction. […]
Ah B.
My entire family has been going to Dr. Eber for years. Once you walk into the facility you can feel the family, friendly environment Dr. Eber and his staff creates. Every one remembers you and […]
A R.
Like business operation. Front office staff excellent, friendly and professional. Missy is great dental hygienist, her opinions and advice greatly appreciated.
Rhonee G.
Scarlett is great!
Steven M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3334