Root Canals & Abscessed Teeth

Did you know that tooth decay might permanently damage your teeth? In order to prevent teeth from dying or to heal a broken tooth, dentists will often perform root canal therapy.

During root canal therapy, your dentist removes any decayed pulp from the center of the infected tooth. Once done, they fill in the empty space with an inert ?lling. By doing so, the treatment stops any decay or pain.

Wha Are Abscessed Teeth?

Abscessed teeth occur when puss fills in the gum space around them. If left without proper care for too long, the tooth and the jawbone encasing it deteriorate, making it possible for your tooth to become infected.

Signs Of Abscessed Teeth:

  • Pain in your gums
  • Gum swelling
  • Redness
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Fever

If you catch an abscessed tooth in its early stages, your dentist can treat it with antibiotics or by draining it. However, if the tooth becomes infected, your dentist will probably perform a root canal to prevent any further damage.

To learn more about our Farmington Hills dentists and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at 248.553.4740. Our dental professionals strive to be the very best at providing patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home here in Farmington Hills, MI.

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