If you think your tooth might be infected, you should bring the matter to your dentist’s attention as soon as possible. When an infection is not treated in time, bacteria can travel through the roots of that tooth to create new problems elsewhere. In time, the health of your tooth can deteriorate to the point where it must be extracted. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can determine if an infection has formed, and we can also recommend the appropriate endodontic treatment to save the tooth from being lost. Remember that the sooner you seek care, the sooner you can have work done to stop a tooth’s condition from worsening!

Be Careful Not To Ignore The Symptoms Of A Tooth Infection

Symptoms of a tooth infection can be difficult to ignore, and they should not be taken lightly. Those symptoms include pain, sensitivity, swelling, and even changes in the color of a tooth. Pain and sensitivity issues can actually be serious enough to interfere with your bite, leaving you unable to comfortably enjoy meals and snacks until you have treatment. If your problem is severe enough to affect your quality of life, we can bring you in for emergency dental treatment.

Scheduling Endodontic Treatment For Your Infected Tooth

Once you arrive for care at our practice, we can evaluate your tooth to determine if endodontic treatment is necessary. Endodontic treatment refers to services that address the interior of a tooth. Typically, an infection will be addressed with root canal therapy. Once the procedure is complete, we can restore the tooth with a dental crown. If your infection is too serious to make root canal therapy effective, we can make sure that the tooth is removed safely, then walk you through plans to replace it with a dental prosthetic.

How Can I Avoid Future Oral Health Problems?

If you want to stay safe from infections, make sure you schedule routine dental exams on a regular basis. When you do, you put regular evaluations in place that can lead to the early detection and treatment of dental decay. Your dentist can spot a recently-developed cavity, remove the damaged tissues, then protect the tooth with a conservative dental filling!

Arrange Treatment For An Infected Tooth At Our Riverside, CA Dentist’s Office

At our dentist’s office in Riverside, CA, patients who are concerned about a possible tooth infection can arrange treatment to save the tooth as well as their smile. If you think you have an infected tooth that should be treated, or if there are any other concerns you have about your smile, let us know! You can reach our office, or one of our other locations closer to you, at the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.