An abscessed tooth is an infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This infection may cause discomfort and often times swelling of the gum tissue near the infected tooth. The most common cause is excessive or rampant tooth decay which has reached the nerve. Other causes of tooth abscess are trauma to the tooth, gingivitis and gum disease.
Individuals with an abscess may experience a toothache that is severe and continuous which results in a sharp or throbbing pain.
Other symptoms may include:
If you are experiencing the aforementioned symptoms, please contact our office. We will help you determine the best approach to treatment, based on your particular situation.