Abscessed Teeth

How do you know if you have an abscess? A dental examination can confirm any oral health issues, but pain when you bite or chew – especially if it is accompanied by a foul odour and a bad taste – can be a sign that there’s an abscess which needs immediate treatment.

An abscessed tooth will cause unrelenting and spontaneous pain that could last anything from 30 seconds to hours at a time. Triggers can be irritants, food, heat or cold. The pain may be accompanied by swelling, and you may experience discomfort when swallowing.

If you are suffering any of these symptoms, you need to see one of our skilled dentists as soon as possible for treatment. Some abscesses require a course of antibiotics to disappear, or (worst-case scenario) the tooth may require root canal therapy or extraction. The sooner you get any tooth problems seen to, the sooner we can put in place treatments that will be healing, safe and effective.

Once we have examined your teeth and mouth, taken x-rays and discussed any symptoms you are experiencing, we will give you a comprehensive treatment plan. If antibiotics are required, we will give you a prescription on the same day so that you can commence treatment as soon as possible.

Getting you out of pain and making you comfortable on the road to healing is our immediate goal.

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