Tooth Abscess

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If you have an abscessed tooth in Elk Grove, you should give New Dental Images a call. A tooth abscess can create a tremendous amount of pain and discomfort. Dr. Van Dang, DDS and staff at have been caring for Elk Grove’s patients for over 20 years. We provide world-class dental care, a nurturing gentle touch, and the most affordable rates available. Come visit us for the quick and effective relief of your tooth abscess.

What Is An Abscess?

A tooth abscess is a concentration of infected material caused by a bacterial infection in the center of the tooth. In most cases, this is the result of tooth decay. Trauma such as when a tooth is chipped or broken may cause an abscessed tooth. The cracks in the enamel allow bacteria to enter into the tooth and infect its center. The infection creates a collection of pus and causes the tissues to swell within the tooth. If left untreated, tooth abscesses can become increasingly worse, and could lead to serious issues.

Abscess Tooth Symptoms
Symptoms of an abscessed tooth can manifest in several different ways, but the most common symptom is a severe toothache. The constant pain that accompanies this conditions is often described as a sharp, shooting, throbbing, or gnawing pain. Tooth abscesses can also be apparent in other ways. The presence of a bitter taste in your mouth, fever, pain while chewing, or a strong odor coming from your breath are all signs pointing to a possible infection. This infection can also cause swelling of the gum around the affected area and will resemble a pimple. After an examination, Dr. Dang in Elk Grove can quickly assess your situation and proceed with the appropriate course of treatment.

Treatment Options
When you visit us about your abscessed tooth, you will be greeted by our friendly staff and cared for in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. During your examination, Dr. Dang will observe and possibly x-ray your teeth, mouth, and gums. If Dr. Dang determines that you do have a tooth abscess, there are several treatment options available. Patients may need antibiotics, and in some cases even a root canal to save the tooth. A serious tooth abscess may require removal of the tooth, or you may require surgery to drain the infected area. Dr. Dang at New Dental Images provide the best abscessed tooth treatment in Elk Grove. Call today to schedule your visit.