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Sometimes a minor cavity or a small physical defect in a tooth’s enamel layer can appear insignificant. Yet the compromised area allows tooth decay to spread deep into the interior of the tooth.

If a problem like this goes undiagnosed or untreated by a endodontist like Dr. Allen Rosenthal, the bacterial presence in the tooth can advance into the root structure. In time this could cause a buildup of infected materials and fluid in the underlying gums. As this starts to happen you might notice gradually worsening toothache pain and pressure in the local gum tissues. Without professional treatment at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC’s clinic, a developing dental abscess could cause severe medical complications.  

Treating a tooth in this condition might call for Dr. Allen Rosenthal to perform a root canal. This might also involve draining the fluid from the dental abscess. In a severe case where a dental abscess is large or most of the tooth’s root has been compromised he might recommend extracting the tooth.

Afterward, a prescription for antibiotics will likely be provided to you. This is intended to treat any lingering infection. This might also include prescription pain medication.

If you live in the Stamford, Connecticut, area and you are experiencing the pain of discomfort in your gums, you should call 203-324-9239 to seek treatment at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC.