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Abscessed Tooth

If you are suffering from a toothache, it could be an abscessed tooth. Let Gateway Dental care take a look at your toothache and give it the care it needs. Gateway Dental specializes in treating abscessed teeth in Pleasanton.

Causes Of An Abscessed Tooth

Abscessed Tooth PleasantonWhat exactly is an abscessed tooth? An abscessed tooth is an infection within a tooth that has spread to the root tip or around the root. The abscess is a collection of pus that is made up of dead white blood cells, tissue debris, and bacteria. What causes an abscessed tooth? There are many causes for a tooth abscess. A very common cause is when a dental cavity (decay) becomes so large and deep that it reaches the pulp chamber. An inflammatory process takes place within the tooth and causes you to feel pain. Gateway Dental Care will get to the root of the problem and make the best pain management decision that works right for you. Seeking care for an abscessed tooth as soon as the problem arises is the best way to prevent further infection.

Abscessed Tooth Treatment

Gateway Dental Care will treat your abscessed tooth first by draining it to get rid of the infection. A root canal or extraction of the abscessed tooth maybe performed if need. If the infection goes untreated, it could lead to a more complicated infection. There are home remedies to ease the pain of an abscessed tooth, such as rinsing your mouth with warm salt water or taking an over the counter pain killer. These remedies temporarily ease the pain, but you should still see a dentist as soon as possible.

Regular Dental Check Ups

In most cases, an abscessed tooth is curable. With proper dental hygiene, brushing, flossing and preventative check ups, it can be prevented. It is important to visit Gateway Dental Care as soon as possible to prevent complicated treatment. Call us today so we can give you a pain free tomorrow.