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Your Complete Guide to Tooth Abscess Relief

added on: September 12, 2022

Having an abscessed tooth in Georgetown means you’re struggling with pain, discomfort, and a disruption to your everyday life that’s unnecessary and can be unbearable. How did it get to this point? Let’s take a look and talk about coming to Trade Winds Dental where a meeting with Dr. Derek Winegar for a hassle-free consultation can get you feeling 100 percent again.

When Tooth Pain Becomes a Real Pain

We’re going to start by having you answer some questions:

  1. Is pain in your teeth, gums, or jaw making it difficult to eat, chew, or speak?
  2. Are there sores in your mouth that weren’t present in the past?
  3. Do you find a bad taste that lingers in your mouth or bad breath?
  4. When was the last time you remember not having increased sensitivity in your mouth?
  5. Do you frequently have a fever or swelling around your face?

Can you answer “yes” to one or more of our questions? These could be signs of a tooth abscess and the need for a visit with your Georgetown dentist.

What is an Abscessed Tooth?

Typically a tooth abscess occurs when there’s a buildup of bacteria within the dental pulp or the innermost part of your tooth within vital nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. How do bacteria even get in there? They tend to enter through cavities, cracks, and chips before creating a potentially painful pathway to your tooth root with inflammation or swelling to follow.

Why Early Intervention is Your Best Bet

We might sometimes sound like we’re repeating ourselves when we stress the importance of seeing Dr. Winegar and keeping your cleanings current at our dental office in Georgetown. This is because it’s best to catch and treat a tooth abscess early on while it’s a minor inconvenience compared to a significant health issue. With regular cleanings and checkups, you can prevent these types of problems from happening in the first place. 

What Treatments Are Available for a Tooth Abscess in Georgetown?

At Trade Winds Dental, there are several ways we can treat this type of tooth or oral health issue to help alleviate your pain and rid your mouth of the problem-causing infection. Your case and treatment needs will surely vary compared to other patients, so it’s important to talk to Dr. Winegar so that we can create a personalized approach to helping you heal. We might recommend:

  • A prescription for antibiotics to assist with clearing your infection
  • Removing or extracting a damaged tooth
  • Having a root canal to clean out the inside of your tooth

We’ll use our next-level technology and training to bring you back to a life not plagued by pain and inflammation caused by an abscessed tooth with a custom approach to your dental care that’s the perfect fit for you.

A Quick Tip for Possible Prevention

Maintaining your oral health routine at home and your hygiene appointments with us is the best advice we can offer to ensure you’re enjoying life with optimal oral health. Call your dentist in Georgetown at (512) 572-3653 to schedule your consultation today and avoid dealing with a dental abscess in the future. 

 


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