According to MedlinePlus, a tooth infection can make you sick. Such an infection can result in pus and swelling within the tooth and can spread, causing pain and destroying tissue. In addition to a severe toothache, othe... More » Health Dental

Draining the abscess, carrying out a root canal, pulling the infected tooth and taking antibiotics are the four most common treatments for a tooth abscess, according to Mayo Clinic. The primary goal of treatment is to ba... More » Health Dental

Draining the abscess is often the first step of treatment, using root canal therapy, as stated by WebMD. Next comes root surgery to clean out any diseased tissue before a crown is put into place. Extraction of the tooth ... More » Health Dental
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Examples of pediatric dental emergencies include facial swelling as a result of a tooth infection and a permanent tooth that has been knocked out or broken, states Dr. Weideman Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. A chi... More » Health Dental

Common symptoms of a tooth infection or abscessed tooth include redness and swelling of the gums, pain while chewing, and throbbing, sharp or shooting pains around the tooth, according to WebMD. A tooth infection may als... More » Health Dental

Antibiotics cure a tooth infection by targeting and killing the specific bacteria that caused the infection. Often, these are used in conjunction with a physical treatment, such as a root canal treatment or pus drainage,... More » Health Dental

A root canal is an operation in which a hole is drilled into a tooth to relieve pressure against the root, which is usually caused by an infection. The procedure completely extracts the infected pulp of the tooth, accord... More » Health Dental