An abscessed tooth can be an extremely painful dental problem. An abscess is an infection that develops in the pulp of the tooth. The pulp, which contains blood vessels and the nerve tissue, becomes inflamed and infected, and the tooth is unable to fight off the bacteria, which multiply and spread throughout the root chamber of the tooth and into the roots and jawbone. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale abscessed tooth treatment expert, offers prompt, gentle treatment for abscessed teeth.
Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in treatment of abscessed tooth in Glendale, may suspect an abscess if you have:
• Pain that worsens when you eat or bite down on the tooth
• A tooth that turns dark or is darker than other teeth
• Pain that throbs or pulses and is not relieved by medications
• A pimple or swelling on the gum
• A bad taste or bad breath that is not alleviated with brushing and flossing
• Swelling in the face or jaw
Abscessed teeth are most commonly caused by deep decay that reaches the pulp of the tooth. The decay triggers inflammation, which can be extremely painful as it progresses. Over time, the tissues can begin to die, or become necrotic, and while the pain may stop, the abscess can progress into and beyond the jawbone. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale abscessed tooth treatment expert, can use a root canal treatment to remove the diseased tissue while preserving the tooth.
Glendale Abscessed Tooth
A root canal treatment is a common procedure. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in treatment of abscessed tooth in Glendale, uses a local anesthetic to numb the tooth to be treated. Once it is completely numb, she will clean the infection, shape the root canals and seal the tooth against further infection. Some patients may also need to undergo a course of antibiotics to completely eliminate the infection. After the root canal treatment, your tooth can be restored with a dental crown. The crown helps your tooth stay strong, healthy and functional and can last for many years.
We can save your abscessed tooth with a root canal. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Martirosyan, our endodontist in Glendale.