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What are the symptoms of a tooth abscess?

Toothache | Charlotte NC DentistA dental abscess is a small pocket filled with pus that is caused by an infection. It can occur at the tip of your root, or in your gums next to your tooth. If it's in the tip of your root, it is typically caused by decay that's been left untreated or trauma caused by an injury or accident. Abscesses occurring in the gums are caused by gum disease.

Some signs or symptoms of an abscess are:

  •     A severe and throbbing toothache that doesn't respond to over-the-counter medication
  •     Pain with the pressure of biting or chewing
  •     Swelling in your face or cheek
  •     Swollen or tender lymph nodes in your neck
  •     Fever
  •     Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures

What Should I Do if My Tooth Is Abscessed?

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is crucial to contact Gentry Dental right away. A dental infection will not go away on its own, and if it's left untreated, it could result in tooth loss.

Contact Our Charlotte, NC Dental Clinic

Dr. Gentry will see you as soon as possible and may perform root canal therapy to eliminate the discomfort and infection your tooth is causing. Contact your emergency dentist in Charlotte, NC right away so we can get you back on the path to wellness.

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