Curly blonde woman cringes in pain and touches her cheek due to tooth pain from an infection

Can Antibiotics Help with a Tooth Infection?

Are you experiencing chronic tooth pain? Do you have extremely sensitive teeth? You may have a tooth infection. The sooner you seek treatment, the better. Here’s what you should do if you think you may have a tooth infection!

How to Know If You Have a Tooth Infection

The first step in tackling a tooth infection is knowing what symptoms to look out for that may indicate you have one. The most common warning signs associated with tooth infections are:

  • Bad breath
  • Loosening teeth
  • Unusual sore on gums (abscess)
  • Pain when biting down
  • Persistent, throbbing toothache
  • Sour taste in the mouth that doesn’t go away after brushing
  • Swollen gums

If you are currently dealing with any of the above symptoms, the first step is to call your dentist right away. They can get you into the office for an in-person exam and consultation to determine the cause of your dental issues.

How to Treat a Tooth Infection

There are many ways to treat a tooth infection. The best course of action depends on a variety of factors but will be a personalized treatment plan for repairing your teeth and combatting your tooth pain. Some possible treatments include:

  • Antiseptic oral rinses
  • Drainage and removal of debris and compromised tissue
  • Prescribed antibiotics
  • Root canal therapy
  • Possible extraction

Art of Endodontics Will Try to Save Your Tooth!

At Art of Endodontics, we have extensive experience treating a wide range of dental issues, including tooth infections. We will do everything we can to save your natural tooth! From prescribing antibiotics to performing root canal therapy, we’ll craft a treatment plan that best suits your smile. Our goal is to help you get your oral health back on track as quickly as possible. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Please contact us today!