If you choose not to have a large cavity treated the area of tooth decay can worsen and potentially spread to the sensitive core of the tooth. As this starts to happen you might notice gradually increasing toothache pain.
This is an obvious sign that the tooth needs professional treatment from an oral care specialist like Dr. Trevor Murray, DDS and Christian Mazur, DDS.
In the case of a severely compromised tooth, you might also notice pain, and pressure in the underlying gums, as well as a low-grade fever. Left untreated the infection could eventually pass to your bloodstream causing significant medical complications.
If it’s caught early, Dr. Trevor Murray, DDS and Christian Mazur, DDS might be able to drain a small dental abscess before restoring the tooth with a root canal. The recovery process might also include a course of prescription antibiotics and pain medication.
If the tooth is so severely compromised that it can’t be treated by endodontic therapy, he might require a total extraction before it can be restored by a dental bridge or dental implant.
Left untreated the bacterial presence in your periodontal tissues could spread to your bloodstream. This could cause significant medical complications, including sepsis.
If you live in Lafayette, Indiana, and you are experiencing symptoms of a dental abscess, you should call 765-477-0331 to seek treatment at Allure Dental.