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What is an abscess? It’s a pocket of infection that forms around the root of your tooth. You can prevent minor infections with regular brushing and flossing. But in some cases, the infection can become more serious as it moves deeper into the gums—requiring dental abscessed tooth treatment. Located in Eagan, MN, Now Care Dental’s endodontic doctors have the required expertise to successfully treat and heal tooth abscesses.
In an effort to isolate the infection, your body naturally creates a wall around it. While at first there may be no visible symptoms, redness and painful swelling of the gums usually follows. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us immediately for an abscess tooth extraction.
Untreated abscesses will continue to grow and eventually decay anything it comes in contact with—including teeth, jawbone, gums and connective tissues. According to the Mayo Clinic, if you have poor dental hygiene and eat a high-sugar diet, you are at greater risk of developing cavities, which can develop into a tooth abscess.
To remove the abscess tooth, one of our dentists will drain the infection, relieving the swelling and reducing pain. In more serious cases, we may need to perform a root canal procedure, or prescribe antibiotics to help fight the infection.
Serving patients across the Twin Cities metro area, Now Care Dental is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. If you think you have one or more abscess teeth, call 651-686-6800 to schedule emergency or same-day dental abscess treatment at our Eagan, MN, dental office. Answering services are available 24/7.