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Abscessed Tooth Information & Treatment

An abscessed tooth can become a very painful and stressful condition. Here, you'll learn more about it, as well as how it can be treated, from the leading dentist in Clarksville, MD, Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

So, what is an abscessed tooth? An abscessed tooth is when an infection creates a pocket of pus as bacteria spreads from the root of tooth, all the way to just beneath or adjacent to the tooth itself.

The tooth's pulp, which is the soft core of the tooth hidden underneath your enamel, will be infected or swollen with an abscessed tooth. As your pulp is the area which contains all of the nerves of the tooth, extending from under the tooth's crown to the tip of its root, this can be, as mentioned, a very painful ordeal.

How do you treat an abscessed tooth?

In terms of treatment of an abscessed tooth, first, an antibiotic may be administered to try to kill the infection. However, if this is ineffective or the abscessed tooth has already damaged the pulp, then a root canal procedure will be required. This removes the dead pulp and the surrounding infection.

To learn more about abscessed tooth treatment, to ask any questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Clarksville, Maryland at 410.531.5639 or fill out our contact form today.