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
The entire staff is kind and professional. The office is clean and updated with the latest technology. I highly recommend Clearwater Advanced Dental.
Douglas V.
Every thing was great friendly staff
Linda D.
Service is great and staff is very professional. Had a chipped tooth replaced and even I can't see where the chip was. Another thing I was impressed […]
Marjorie B.
Everyone was fantastic!!! Professional and clean environment, all who helped me were courteous and made a trip to the dentist an overall great […]
Richard M.
They are basically good people and competent industry professionals.
Terry J.
Great!
Jim T.
Very friendly and clean, wonderful experience for this Dental Coward
Susan G.
Quick service and excellent staff!
Kyrina M.
Good service, good care. How was I as a patient.
James G.
Advanced Dental is like a family. I have been a patient since early 2000. Everyone is very capable and put you at ease.
Lynda M.
I had a very bad experience with my previous dentist so I was very nervous and apprehensive when arriving to Brandon Advanced Dental Care. Dr […]
Keisha M.
Wonderful professional care provided by hygiene and dentist.
Adrienne S.
Great service.... We love Kesha
Mahesh P.
Best staff and Dentist! Been going for 10yrs.....love them!
Char P.
I've been a patient of Dr. Eber for close to 20 years. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable. There has been very little staff […]
Jackie C.
Appointment went well(although never fun having a tooth pulled). Dr Purcel and Sarah were very good!!
Thomas K.
Found a great dentist & staff after a bad experience with another dental group here in Jacksonville. Dr Eber & everyone here are like our […]
Linda M.
Very helpful and friendly staff.
Gregory C.
I had an appointment at 5 pm on Wednesday for a small filling. They had had a few emergencies and I was put on hold. The nurses were very cordial and […]
Sue W.
A highly professional service
Jerry L.
Great staff! Love how they inform you of cost before doing any work and work with you to change things if needed. Most offices wait until the end and […]
Kimberley S.
Dr. Byars and his staff are really the best.
David D.
All the ladies in the office are very nice.
Brian R.
Very Polite and Professional Overview of problem explained in detail.
David V.
I've been going there for 20 years! I miss DR Mautner,but the staff is excellent
Dena W.
Dr. Shapiro and his staff are very knowledgeable and kind and more than willing to explain all prices and procedures in detail. I have heard many […]
Ken P.
Friendly staff
Bill C.
Everyone is very nice and they get you in and out timely.
Amy S.
Thank you! Very friendly staff.
Jessica B.
I had two crowns put in and Dr. Mike and his staff did a wonderful job. Amazing dentist!
Adam S.
Fast courteous service. I really love this office.
Steve D.
This was the best service I have received from a Dentist Office. Very comfortable environment and loving staff that cares about your teeth and the […]
Charmaine J.
Great first experience. Loved my dental hygienist, Joy.
Teresa G.
Very welcoming! Excellent staff and I dentist that takes the extra time to get to know you. Very impressed!
Elizabeth H.
Very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend this dental facility. The overall experience is exceptional. They treat you […]
Roy B.
Dr. Ivanova is very caring and professional. I would recommend her.
Jacqueline C.
As always the best! I've seen my hygienist and dr before this visit and they were wonderful as always. My assistant was fantastic as well.
Amanda C.
Once again OUTSTANDING work done by Dr Delmod and his assistance!!!!!
Robert F.
Moved to Jax 3 years ago. Needed a dentist. A relative recommend Dr. Eber. No regrets. Mary is my cleaning lady! Entire staff is friendly and […]
Erny C.
Always very well taken care of. Thank you for all the wonderful service that you provide :)
Adam D.
Went in for an emergency filling that fell out in the front of my mouth. I was able to be seen the same day and it was quality work, even better than […]
David M.
Had an awesome experience!
Beverly L.
Jennifer S. Is voted best hygienist in Florida !!!
Michael W.
Dr. Delmond has a great bedside manner. Made me feel at ease during my procedure.
Tracee R.
It is never pleasant going to the dentist but I could not pick one better
Anthony M.
Good doctor and the rest of the staff was very friendly and helpful.
Megan B.
The best Hygenist EVER !! She asured me no pain and there wasn't. Only wish I found Oceans Dental a long time ago !! I am very pleased. Thank you […]
Janet K.
I was here for the first time last month because I had to get a dental clearance for an upcoming deployment. The staff was very friendly and they […]
Sara T.
We have loved all the staff for years!! Kids get excited to go.
Sofia D.
Great people, comfortable environment.
Forrest W.
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