Very often we will be able to remove whatever tooth is giving you trouble. Before extraction, we take an x-ray to assess the complexity of the case. In certain complicated cases, we will advise you to see a specialist to have the tooth removed.
When a tooth becomes infected the pain can be extreme. Signs that you might have a dental infection:
- Pain on biting
- Pain on eating or drinking hot and cold things that lasts a long time
- Throbbing or constant pain
- Pain that is referred somewhere else
- Associated gum swelling
The dentist will first take an x-ray to verify which tooth is infected. Generally, treatment for an infected tooth is either an extraction or a root canal. ‘Root Canal Treatment is the name given to a series of appointments designed to sterilize and seal the canal in which the nerve runs.
It is not a painful procedure as most people think. Having root canal treatment will let you keep your natural tooth; however, we do recommend a Porcelain (Cerec) Restoration or a Crown to be placed on the tooth afterward to hold the tooth together.