Toothaches and pains are relatively common, especially when associated with cavities and other issues. If you experience any toothache or pain, it is important that you come in to see your dentist immediately, but some oral pains are more serious than others and can yield far more uncomfortable symptoms. If you have a particularly bad toothache, you may actually have an abscessed tooth. Westchester tooth pain is not a issue especially if you visit us here at Urgent Care Dental as soon as you can.
Even though it is vital to have any toothaches looked at by a professional dentist as soon as you can, an abscessed tooth requires absolutely urgent attention. While cavities can be dangerous, an abscessed tooth is a bacterial infection that needs immediate care. If left untreated, an abscess can spread and affect the tooth root, the entire tooth, and the bones that support of the tooth as well. You may have an abscess if you are experiencing pain or sensitivity when chewing, an increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages, a bitter taste in your mouth, general discomfort or feeling of sickness, redness of the gums, swollen area of the upper or lower jaw or swollen neck glands, an open and draining sore on the side of the gums, and even fever. These symptoms are all incredibly serious and are the result of your body trying to fight off a bacterial infection. If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Loeser can treat any Westchester tooth pain here at Urgent Care Dental as soon as possible. The sooner the infection is treated, the better chance you have of stopping the infection from spreading. Abscessed teeth can result from advanced tooth decay or cavities that occur at the root of the tooth or between teeth, or even from knocked out or broken teeth as well. If you experience a mouth injury, it is imperative that you seek urgent care immediately to prevent any such issues from arising.
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms related to an abscessed tooth, please visit us here at Urgent Care Dental immediately. Westchester tooth pain is no match for us or for Dr. Loeser.