A Dental Abscess Might Be Drained Before a Root Canal

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Many people will seek treatment from an experienced endodontist like Drs. Allen Rosenthal and Agnes Herceg to address a severe case of tooth decay. This is often related to a worsening toothache, dental fracture or a growing pain and pressure in the underlying gums.

Some patients suffering from a severe case of tooth decay also experience complications related to the development of a dental abscess. An abscess is essentially a bacterial fluid that builds up in the periodontal tissues surrounding the root of the afflicted tooth.

Without professional treatment an untreated dental abscess could lead to severe medical complications. In time the bacterial presence can advance and pass to the bloodstream leading to sepsis.

To treat a tooth in this condition Dr. Allen Rosenthal often needs to perform a root canal to address the severely decayed tooth. This treatment process often includes draining the infected fluid from the dental abscess.

After treating the tooth he will likely provide you with a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics. This will serve to knock out any lingering infection while also helping to manage any discomfort in the treated area. Dr. Allen Rosenthal will explain additional recovery measures.

If you are in the Stamford, Connecticut, region and you are suffering from a severe case of tooth decay or painful gums, you should call 203-324-9239 to schedule an appointment with the endodontic specialists at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC.