A toothache or general feeling of pain and pressure in your gums can be uncomfortable and alarming. This is often a sign that an untreated cavity has developed into something more serious. If the bacterial tooth decay has spread to the root of the tooth it could also cause a dental abscess to form in your gums.
Without professional treatment, this area of infection can spread to your bloodstream causing serious medical complications. Dr. Andrew W Henritze, DDS can quickly diagnose the severity of the problem and present you with the most effective treatment.
Dr. Andrew W Henritze, DDS might be able to treat the tooth by performing a root canal, followed by a course of antibiotics. This will restore sufficient structure to secure a dental crown.
In an extreme case, Dr. Andrew W Henritze, DDS might need to extract the tooth and surgically excise a dental abscess from your gums. This will prevent the bacterial presence from spreading to your bloodstream.
Afterward, Dr. Andrew W Henritze, DDS will likely provide you with a prescription for antibiotics and pain medication. This will help you remain comfortable while your gums heal while also knocking out any lingering infection.
When you’re ready, Dr. Andrew W Henritze, DDS can help you decide if you’d like to restore the tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant.
If you live in the Roanoke, Virginia, area and you have a tooth in distress, you should call (540) 989-6600 to seek care at Andrew Henritze DDS.