It is important to remove an abscess if you hope to have strong and healthy teeth. However, what is involved with the process itself? Let is quickly examine three steps which a dentist will often employ in order to ensure a speedy recovery.
- The abscess will first be lanced and drained.
- If an infected nerve caused the abscess, a root canal may be performed.
- In severe cases, the entire tooth might need to be extracted.
"Your dentist may recommend the following treatment options depending on how severe your tooth abscess is."
Take a look at a more detailed explanation below: