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Supposing you have an infected tooth what will the dentist do to fix it?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Treat the infection

Dental infections, whether infection of the tooth or infection of the gums, should not go untreated.
Depending on the extent of the infection you may need antibiotics to control the infection until the infected tooth material can be removed. Usually this means a filling, root canal treatment and a crown, or extraction/implant/crown. See your dentist before infection spreads.

In brief: Treat the infection

Dental infections, whether infection of the tooth or infection of the gums, should not go untreated.
Depending on the extent of the infection you may need antibiotics to control the infection until the infected tooth material can be removed. Usually this means a filling, root canal treatment and a crown, or extraction/implant/crown. See your dentist before infection spreads.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry

In brief: Abscessed tooth

The first thing a dentist will do is to find the cause of the abscess or infection and the treatment necessary.
It it is from decay involving the pulp then a root canal or extraction will need to be done. If it is in the gums then this area will be treated.

In brief: Abscessed tooth

The first thing a dentist will do is to find the cause of the abscess or infection and the treatment necessary.
It it is from decay involving the pulp then a root canal or extraction will need to be done. If it is in the gums then this area will be treated.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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