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Abscessed Tooth Treatment – How Our Emergency Dental Treatment Can Help

Abscessed Tooth Treatment
by on May 21, 2018
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Abscessed Tooth Treatment

Let’s face it, anyone needing abscessed tooth treatment is likely to be in quite a lot of pain. In fact, while many people experience an intense throbbing pain at the source, did you know that it can also spread to the jaw, ears, or neck? In severe cases, if left untreated, patients can have difficulty in opening their mouth and or swallowing/breathing. For these reasons, it’s advised that you contact us for emergency dental treatment in Manchester.

So how can we help?

First and foremost, these type of symptoms mustn’t be ignored and should be considered a dental emergency. Manchester patients can rest assured that whatever time of the day or night, we’ll do whatever we can to get you out of pain fast.

Once in the dental chair, we’ll conduct a thorough examination of the infected area. Then once we’re sure of the cause of your tooth problem, abscessed tooth treatment can begin. The first step is to alleviate the pain; so we’ll look to drain any pus from any visible accessible areas and then we’ll prescribe a course of antibiotics to take down any swelling and also to stop the infection from spreading further. Any pain should immediately be minimised and after taking anti-biotics, is usually eradicated totally after two – three days.

The next stage is usually carried out during a second or third appointment after undergoing emergency dental treatment in Manchester. However, the nature of the abscess very much dictates the type of treatment you’ll receive.

For example, when dealing with an abscess on the gum (periodontal abscess) it’s important, once the abscess has been eradicated, to close the pocket where the abscess has developed. This is done using a technique called root planing and makes the gum tissue fold back tightly onto the underlying part of the tooth to avoid further infection getting in. This may be carried out by either the dentist or our hygienist.

Alternatively, If the abscess is periapical in nature (Eg – the infection has started in, or has spread to the tooth) then one of the most common procedures is a root canal. During this procedure, any infected pulp tissue is cleaned out and backfilled with a synthetic material before being sealed once more. In most cases, the tooth will then be fitted with a dental crown in order to protect it and maximise tooth life.

Remember, trying to ignore a problem tooth will only make it worse. Instead, call Church Road Dental and Cosmetics for abscessed tooth treatment. We’re experts in gentle dentistry and our dental emergency Manchester team have the knowledge and skills to get you out of pain fast. So if you’re experiencing any kind of tooth pain, don’t delay, call us on 0161 485 7376  right now!




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