Getting Your Abscess Tooth Taken Care Of

Posted on: 23 August 2017

Going to the dentist office is a very important part of your overall hygiene, but every once in awhile it is possible for a problem to arise. Even when you are doing everything that you are supposed to you can get an abscess tooth. The problem with an abscess tooth is that they can hurt extremely bad, and they can come on so suddenly. It is important that you get your tooth looked at as soon as possible. Here are a few things to remember when it comes to your abscess tooth and visiting with a dentist.

The Tooth

An abscess tooth is an infection that gets down into the root of the tooth, and can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. It is extremely important that you go toe the dentist office as soon as you feel the pain. If your dentist is not open at the time, then you may want to consider going to an emergency dentist. The infection that is causing you so much pain can actually enter the jaw if the problem is not taken care of soon. If the infection enters the jaw then you can expect to have a major surgery to have it removed.

The Dentist

The dentist will go in and give you a root canal. The infection has to be drained to take the pressure off of the root and nerve of the tooth. The dentist will go in and numb the tooth and part of the jaw for this process. Thank goodness for modern anesthesia, because without anesthesia this may be an extremely painful experience. As it is, the dentist will  give you one or two shots then wait till you are numb. The dentist will have go go into the infected area, drain teh infection, and then put a crown on your tooth to protect the nerve and the root of our tooth.


You will be getting an antibiotic from your dentist, and it is extremely important that you take the antibiotic as directed. As you know an antibiotic is to fight infection. Well, in the event that draining the infection did not get it all out from your tooth. You run the risk of having the abscess come back. The antibiotic is given to you to stop the spread of the infection in your tooth, and to clean up the rest of the infection that may be left in the tooth.