Abscess Tooth

Take care of an abscess tooth at a fraction of the price with help from Dental Urgent Care

An infected tooth may eventually cause a bacterial infection that causes a pocket of puss to form. Not only is a tooth abscess painful, it can also be dangerous. There is a risk of the infection spreading to the head, face, or other parts of the body. If you have a tooth abscess, you need to seek urgent care treatment as quickly as possible.

At Dental Urgent Care, our dental experts will take care of your abscess tooth at a fraction of your local dentist's price. Our professional dentists receive ongoing medical training as their career advances, allowing them to stay abreast of advancements in dental treatments, technology, and equipment. In fact, all of the equipment and materials we use are state-of-the-art. You can have confidence in the quality of your abscessed tooth treatment, and won't have to worry about the quality of your smile.

To fully resolve your tooth abscess problem, it may be necessary to perform a root canal on the tooth and then cap it with a dental crown for protection. We can 3D print crowns at our location while you wait, minimizing the number of trips you need to make to our clinic.

You don't have to live with the pain and indignity of a tooth abscess any longer. Stop by our clinic for walk-in care and let our tooth abscess experts take good care of your smile.

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Getting an abscessed tooth problem fixed by your local dentist won't be cheap. The ridiculously high costs of local dental care sometimes makes people wait far longer than they should to seek treatment. This is especially risky with an abscessed tooth because it could pose serious health risks.

At Dental Urgent Care, we are revolutionizing emergency dental care in the Southwestern United States by offering affordable prices without the long waiting periods to see a dentist. You can pay with cash or major credit card. You will get a receipt that you can then turn into your dental insurance company for reimbursement.

If you care about the quality of your smile, contact us today and let our urgent dental care professionals take care of your abscess tooth.

What is an abscessed tooth?

Resulting from a bacterial infection, a dental abscess is a pocket of fluid pus that can occur in varying regions of the mouth or specific tooth. A periapical tooth abscess is found at the tip of a tooth root, usually caused from an untreated form of dental decay, failing previous dental work or trauma. A periodontal abscess occurs within the gums next to a tooth root that is in poor condition for the same reasons.

Symptoms that you may have a dental abscess include and are not limited to:

  • Severe and persistent throbbing toothache that can radiate to the jawbone, neck or ear
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Sensitivity to the pressure – such as chewing and/or biting
  • Fever
  • Facial or cheek swelling
  • Tender neck and/or jaw – may be swelling of the lymph nodes
  • Rupture of the abscess if foul-smelling and foul-tasting, salty fluid in your mouth and pain relief follow
  • A “pimple” present along your gum line that you can feel or see
  • Periodontal disease

To properly treat and heal an abscess, it should be drained by a dental professional to rid the infection completely. This is not a painful process as the dentist will numb the area by request before the procedure. After the abscess is treated, there most likely is problems with your teeth around the abscess or an underlying oral infection or disease. After examining you, the proper treatment can be performed, which can vary from antibiotics to potential tooth extraction.

It is important to immediately treat a dental abscess as they can spread quickly to not only the rest of your mouth, but other parts of your body – such as the brain and heart through the bloodstream. A dental abscess, if left untreated, can result in serious health problems and even life-threatening complications. Our doctors and staff will ensure that you are eased on pain when coming in for a dental abscess. Please come to Dental Urgent Care today to receive treatment.

What are the symptoms of a tooth abscess?

The first indication of a tooth abscess is often pain, but pain may be caused by some other dental problem. A full list of abscess tooth symptoms is as follows:

  • A persistent toothache that radiates into the neck or jawbone
  • High sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures in the mouth
  • High sensitivity when biting down or chewing food
  • Fever
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Swelling of the cheek
  • The sudden onset of bad tasting fluid in your mouth accompanied by pain relief

If you display any of the above symptoms, it's important to seek emergency dental care to take care of the abscessed tooth. If you have difficulty swallowing or breathing, you should immediately go the emergency room because the infection may have traveled into other parts of you body. This underscores how important it is to treat an abscessed tooth as soon as you notice symptoms.

How do our urgent care dentists treat your abscessed tooth?

The most important thing to do with an abscessed tooth is get rid of the infection. This is usually accomplished by draining the abscess and administering antibiotics. It may be possible to save the tooth by performing a root canal treatment. You can find out more about this procedure on this website. If the tooth cannot be saved, then your dentist will likely perform a tooth extraction.

It's important to know that a tooth abscess won't go away on its own, and it could be life-threatening.

How to prevent an abscess tooth

Obviously the best way to treat a tooth abscess is to avoid ever getting one. Preventative care should focus on avoiding the onset of tooth decay, which requires daily care of your teeth. The following preventative measures are recommended by leading dentists in the United States:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice day.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste and fluoridated drinking water.
  • Clean between teeth before bed with dental floss.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months.
  • Eat healthy and avoid sugar.
  • See your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings.
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash before bed.

Sometimes the best preventative dental care won't prevent a tooth abscess. If you're dealing with a painful abscess, we can take care of it today at a price you can afford.

Get better urgent dental care from our experienced dentists

One of the biggest reasons people avoid going to the dentist is because of the high costs. There are also long waiting times to see your local dentist, which can make dealing with the pain of an abscess a nightmare.

There are countless benefits to putting your trust in our dental clinic to resolve your tooth abscess issue. They include:

  1. Eliminate long waiting times to see the dentist
  2. Enjoy walk-in care when you need it
  3. Our equipment and medical supplies are state-of-the-art
  4. You can send your receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement
  5. Pay with cash or credit card

We are changing the way the United States thinks about dental care. Stop by today and take care of that painful abscess tooth.