Here at Urgent Care Dental, our dental experts handle a variety of Scarsdale dental emergencies on a daily basis. Some of the most painful and most indicative of a need for immediate care are abscessed teeth. An abscess occurs when there is a bacterial infection at the root of a tooth or in between the gums and a tooth. Tooth abscesses can also occur when there has been trauma to the mouth or a specific tooth and the tooth has chipped or broken because of the trauma. When a tooth is broken, cracked, or decayed, the pulp of the tooth can then easily be exposed to the various bacteria present in your mouth at any given time, putting the pulp at risk of infection, and then eventually abscess. The infection can then also spread to the underlying bone surrounding the tooth that started the problem.
Some symptoms of an abscessed tooth that you should be on the lookout for include: a continuous and severe toothache that includes throbbing, sharp, and/or shooting pain, a fever, increased pain while chewing or biting down, increased tooth sensitivity to hot and/or cold temperatures, a bitter taste in your mouth, unpleasant smelling breath, swelling of the glands in your neck, red and swollen gums, swelling of the upper or lower jaw, and an open, draining sore on the side of the gum near the tooth that is causing you pain. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is very likely you are having an abscess, and you should schedule an appointment with our Scarsdale dental emergencies experts here at Urgent Care Dental as soon as possible so that we can give you the treatment you need and relieve all of the discomfort you are experiencing. There are a few different treatments used in order to resolve an abscess, and the specialists here at Urgent Care Dental will make the decision based on the extent of your symptoms at the time of your visit.
If you would like to learn more about the services provided by our Scarsdale dental emergencies experts, we encourage you to browse through the additional information provided on the Urgent Care Dental website, or contact the staff here directly with any specific questions or concerns that you might have.