There's no doubt that a broken or infected tooth is an emergency dental concern and you need to see a doctor as quickly as possible in these cases. An abscessed tooth or infected gums may form between the teeth and the gums and is very painful and can even cause infection.
In most cases this will involve a trip to the dentist for antibiotics or immediate tooth extraction. However, there are times when treatment is necessary at home first. If you believe you have a cavity or abscess in your mouth, you may want to call your dentist for a consultation first to rule out any serious problems such as cancer or bone loss which could affect your tooth.
The most common cause of an abscess is an injury to the tooth. Teeth are made up of different parts such as the root, the nerve roots and the pulp, which make up the enamel. If there is any damage to any part of your tooth then you may need to see your dentist to have the affected part extracted so you can have it repaired.
The root of the teeth is the part that connects to the bone. If there is some sort of trauma to this area you may not be able to eat properly or even talk, if you have any of these symptoms. If you suspect you have an abscess or cavity, you may need to visit your dentist immediately. The dentist will remove the infected material from the root so it can heal back into the bone.
After the treatment your dentist will give you directions on what you should do with your toothbrush and toothpaste. You shouldn't use them to brush other parts of your mouth as they can spread bacteria or germs that are already in your mouth and cause infection. If you have any pain or swelling around the time of treatment you must consult with your dentist.
Tooth decay can cause cavities to spread and it can also lead to more serious problems. If you have any of these symptoms, you need to consult with your dentist immediately. Your dentist will give you the treatment he/she believes you need to ensure your tooth has a healthy future.
Dentists also provide services like brushing your teeth, cleaning your mouth and even providing you with a mouthwash which helps keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. You should always ask your dentist for advice before beginning any new treatment you are considering.
You also need to establish a good relationship with your dentist. This can help you receive the best care possible.
Kyle Parkway Dentistry
4650 S FM 1626 #104, Kyle, TX 78640
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