By definition, tooth abscess is the infection of the tooth or the root of the tooth.
A tooth abscess usually occurs as a result of an untreated dental cavity or a crack or chip in your tooth that allows bacteria into the inner tooth.
The common treatment of tooth abscess normally involves mainly three options, we will decide which treatment option is the best for your case after we take a look at the abscess since various cases exist and each which a certain severity.
1- The use of antibiotics, when the tooth is already dead and sealed by our team. The antibiotics kill the germ responsible for the tooth abscess and the body then repairs the bone and tooth.
2- Root canal treatment, which is the drilling out of the root canal and infected area, cleansing out the infection, then resealing the tooth. Antibiotics appear to be rarely prescribed since we will paint the inside of the tooth with a germ killer.
3- Extracting the tooth, cleansing the area, then allowing the wound to heal - antibiotics may be prescribed.
Leaving a tooth abscess untreated can lead to serious complications, a severe tooth abscess may become large enough to perforate bone and extend into the soft tissue