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What is a Dental Abscess, and How Is It Treated?

Dental Abscess Treatment in Pembroke Pines FL Area

A dental abscess is a tooth infection characterized by pain, a lump or pimple around your tooth, and pus around your gum tissue. Dental abscesses can be caused by decay, faulty dental work, or a dental injury, such as a broken or cracked tooth. Regardless of the cause, your Pembroke Pines, Florida, dentist can restore your oral health through dental abscess treatment. If you’re experiencing the painful symptoms of an abscessed tooth, you can find relief at Pines Dental Associates. 

Stages of an Abscessed Tooth 

A dental abscess generally starts with decay in the outer layer of your tooth. If the cavity isn’t treated, it will eventually spread to the pulp of your tooth, infecting the blood vessels and nerves. At this stage, you may start to feel sensitivity to hot or cold drinks and foods. From there, the infection can spread to the bottom of your tooth, causing an abscess. At this point, you may experience painful biting and chewing, headaches, and swelling of your face and cheeks. 

Ideally, it’s best to resolve cavity issues before they reach this stage. If your tooth does become abscessed, however, Dr. Milton Ruiz can treat it with root canal therapy.

Dental Abscess Treatment 

Root canal therapy is the go-to treatment for eliminating dental abscess infections. Through root canal treatment, Dr. Ruiz can repair and save your tooth so it can continue to be used. 

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Root canals are performed under anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain-free throughout your procedure. Dr. Ruiz will drill a hole in your tooth and remove the infected pulp and nerves. He will then cleanse your tooth and its canals of all infection and seal it to protect it from future infection. Lastly, we’ll cover your tooth with a dental crown to strengthen its fragile structure. Upon completion of your treatment, your tooth will look and feel like new. A root canal can restore the health and function of your tooth to save it from extraction.

Root Canal Therapy Near Me

To schedule a consultation for dental abscess treatment, contact Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, FL, at (954) 715-4660.

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Dr. Milton Ruiz, Pines Dental Associates

Dr. Milton Ruiz believes everyone should be able to attain excellent oral health, and his mission is to provide the highest quality care at the most affordable cost to all his patients. Dr. Ruiz is a general dentist with over 25 years of expertise who graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston.

Dr. Ruiz has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in his decades of practice to keep current on new technology and improvements in dentistry. He is skilled in all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, sleep apnea therapy, orthodontics, Invisalign certification, Oral Conscious Sedation, and restorative dentistry. You can rely on him to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.

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