Abscessed Tooth: Oh The Pain!

July 22, 2020

At one time or another, many people have experienced mouth pain, specifically, a sudden throbbing pain near a tooth or the gums that got worse over time. Chances are, the culprit is an abscessed tooth. Left untreated, an abscessed tooth can turn into a serious, life-threatening condition.

At the office of Michael I. Feinberg, DDS, we provide comprehensive endodontic treatment to help patients with a wide range of problems including tooth abscesses. Our office is equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and we have established a reputation for providing the highest quality of care. With our clinical skills, compassionate care and pain management techniques, rest assured you will be in the very best of hands at our office.

An abscessed tooth is a pocket of pus that can form in different parts of a tooth as a result of a bacterial infection. There are several different types of abscesses depending on its location — the tooth’s root, the gum next to the root, or on the gums.

Regardless of the kind of abscess you have, the symptoms are quite uncomfortable and can include:  

  • pain that gets worse when you lie down
  • pain that radiates to your ear, jaw, or neck
  • pain when chewing or biting
  • swollen, red gums
  • tooth sensitivity
  • discolored or loose teeth
  • bad breath
  • tender or swollen lymph nodes in your neck or under your jaw
  • fever

Treatment for an abscessed tooth focuses on clearing up the infection and relieving pain. Depending on the type and severity of your abscess, treatment options include draining the abscess, a root canal procedure (a treatment used for removing infection from inside a tooth), or antibiotics.

A trusted partner in care

At the office of Michael I. Feinberg, DDS, our team of skilled professionals is ready to go to work for you – providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.