Do you know what an abscess is? Are you trying to figure out why we are telling you that you need a root canal treatment and that you need it right away? When you understand why it’s so essential to remove disease from your smile, coming in for essential procedures becomes much simpler! Gain some motivation to care for serious problems as they arise by getting to know the details of this potentially serious (yet preventable and treatable) issue.
Defining An Abscess
What’s an abscess? It’s a concentrated area of pus. When we’re discussing an abscess as a result of a tooth infection, the problem typically occurs just beyond the tip of your tooth’s roots, though it may also occur near your gumline.
Why You Might Develop One
If you come in consistently, we will detect an infection before it has the chance to abscess. We can then perform a root canal treatment, stopping the infection from progressing. If not, the infection will continue to advance. Ignoring an infection allows inflammation to go unchecked and untreated. Increased swelling leads to pressure and the pus that collects in nearby tissue.
What To Do
If you have an abscess, agree to root canal treatment. We will clean out the tooth, remove the pus, and clean away bacteria. We can then seal off your roots and tooth, restoring prior structure and health.
Why You Need Treatment
Leaving an infection and abscess alone will cause more problems (that we won’t be able to solve with root canal treatment). Infection will spread, potentially causing very significant problems for your oral and general health.
ABOUT YOUR LONGVIEW, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Longview, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Tyler, TX.