ABCESSED TOOTH

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An abscessed tooth is a pocket of pus, usually caused by some kind of infection and the spread of bacteria from the root of the tooth to the tissue just below or near the tooth.

In general, a tooth that has become abscessed is one whose underlying pulp (the tooth’s soft core) has become infected or swollen. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, and lies within the tooth. It extends from the crown of the tooth, to the tip of the root, in the bone of the jaws.

An abscessed tooth can be an extremely painful condition.

In some cases, antibiotics are administered in an attempt to kill an infection. If antibiotics are ineffective and an abscess is shown to be damaging the pulp or lower bony structures, a root canal procedure may be needed to remove the dead pulp and restore the tooth to a healthy state.

Additional reading regarding a possible abscessed tooth can be found here, via WebMD.

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We know an abscessed tooth can really hurt, but most importantly it can cause additional health concerns.

If you’re concerned about a possible abscessed tooth, please don’t delay.

Call our office at (425) 823-4343 or use this form to request a complimentary consultation with Kirkland Cornerstone Dental.


7311 Northeast 141st Street
Suite 2
Kirkland, WA 98034-9703
Phone: (425) 823-4343
Email: info@kirklandcornerstonedental.com