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Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?

Posted on May 13th, 2021

Augusta dentist, Dr. Jonathan Bullard at Bullard Dental discusses causes and symptoms of an abscessed tooth as well as treatment options.No one wants to think about the words “abscessed tooth” applying to their own mouth, but to paraphrase Sun Tzu, it’s a good idea to know your enemy. Causes of an abscessed tooth include:

When a tooth is compromised by one or more of these conditions, bacteria may enter the pulp of the tooth and form a buildup of pus called an abscess. Left untreated, a serious infection may result. Some symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include:

  • Pain and swelling
  • Redness in the gums
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • Fever

There are different methods for the treatment of an abscessed tooth. Dr. Jonathan Bullard will assess the severity of the infection and may recommend one of the following:

  • Antibiotics to kill the infection
  • Draining the infection
  • Cleaning between tooth and gum
  • Root canal treatment

Practicing good oral hygiene and keeping up with routine dental checkups will reduce the likelihood of developing an abscessed tooth. If you want to discuss a troublesome toothache or any other oral health issue with Dr. Jonathan Bullard at Bullard Dental, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

 

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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About Dr. Bullard

Dr. Bullard graduated cum laude from Augusta State University with a business administration and management degree. He served as vice president of his dental class at the Medical College of Georgia where he attained his DMD degree. Rather than entering into private practice directly after dental school, he furthered his education by completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center here in Augusta. Here he enriched his skills in diagnosis and treatment planning, endodontics, oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Bullard is currently an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

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