Dr. Giuliani and our Bridge Street Dental Centre team feel it is important for you to understand what an abscessed tooth is.
An abscessed tooth is one that has become infected. Tooth decay is often the culprit; when tooth decay advances deep into the tooth, it can cause destruction of the pulp, the core of the tooth. When this happens, the pulp gets infected and swollen and pus builds up near the jawbone.
Left untreated, infected pulp can cause more serious problems, including damage to surrounding tissue and bone.
Dr. Giuliani or one of our Bridge Street Dental Centre dentists here in Campbellford, ON can perform a root canal which is the most common form of treatment for an abscessed tooth. Root canal treatment involves removing the infected tissue, cleansing and sealing the canal of the tooth and restoring the tooth with a crown, or cap.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with one of our Bridge Street Dental Centre team members today.