Dental Infection and Abscesses in San Pedro
A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth or jaw that begins as tooth decay or cavity. Dental abscesses are extremely painful, and should be treated by a dental professional immediately. It is important to treat the infection before it spreads beyond the mouth or jaw line.
Symptoms of a Dental Abscess
- Sudden tooth pain
- Pain when biting
- Pain the gum or jaw area
- Swelling, inflammation
- Redness, tenderness
- Bad breath
Left untreated, there are a number of complications that may occur:
- Spread of infection to surrounding soft tissues and bone
- Tooth loss and/or loss of surrounding soft tissues and bone
At Smile Emporium, treatment of dental abscesses includes medication (anti-biotic, pain relief), root canal and/or tooth extraction.
Call Our Office Today
To help reduce your chance of dental abscess and infection, visit our office for regular check-ups. Should you develop a dental infection, our skilled staff can treat your pain promptly and effectively. Contact Smile Emporium today at (424) 224-7300.