How are tooth abscesses treated?
You shouldn’t delay treatment for a dental abscess because it’s a bacterial infection.
If it is confirmed as a tooth abscess, your dentist may drain it and may also do a root canal treatment to make sure your tooth stays healthy.
They may prescribe antibiotics for the infection. If they do, follow the instructions for taking the antibiotics and make sure you finish the course, or the infection may not completely clear resulting in a return of symptoms including pain and swelling.
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