Do You Have an Infected Tooth? We Can Help.
If you have an infected tooth, it could be a serious oral health issue, and likely requires immediate attention. If your tooth is left untreated, the infected tooth may have to be removed entirely. Infections in your mouth can also spread to other areas of the head and neck causing serious complications if not treated quickly. If you suspect that you have an infected tooth, it is important to get help from the team at West Cobb Modern Endodontics. Come see us today, and get the help you need to preserve your tooth and restore your oral health.
The Importance of Treating Infected Teeth
Tooth infections happen when the outer layers of enamel and dentin that protect your teeth are damaged or destroyed, exposing the vulnerable pulp inside of your tooth to oral bacteria. There are many reasons an infection starts, and it's important to diagnose the root cause of the infection.
Treating infected teeth is absolutely essential for your oral health. Without endodontic treatment for an infected tooth, your condition will only get worse, and the tooth will eventually die. This can cause excruciating pain and discomfort, too, as the nerves and blood vessels in the pulp decay. You may even be at risk of the infection spreading throughout your mouth and body, which can be life-threatening. Learn more about the Mouth Body Connection.
When an infection is left untreated and the tooth dies, it may have to be replaced, usually with a dental implant. This is a much more complex, invasive, and costly procedure compared to endodontic care like a root canal. By getting care for an infected tooth early, you can avoid these complications and save time and money.
Signs & Symptoms of an Infected Tooth
- Sensitivity To Hot/Cold Foods/Drinks
- Pain Or Discomfort When Chewing
- Discolored Gum Tissue Or Tooth
- Prolonged Toothache
- Swelling in the Mouth or Cheeks
If you have these, or other similar symptoms, do not fear. We are here to help!
If you are worried about tooth pain or have questions, talk to one of our dental professionals as soon as possible. This will help us recommend possible solutions before the condition worsens.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with West Cobb Modern Endodontics in our Austell endodontic office, call us at (770) 800-5500.