Abscessed Tooth

Abscessed Tooth in Orange County CA

A tooth abscess is a painful issue composed of infected material such as pus. An abscess can form when the tooth’s pulp — the soft tissue within the root canal — becomes infected or inflamed and goes untreated.

Endodontists are specialists in treating the interior of your teeth. This is why a tooth abscess is exactly the type of condition for which endodontic treatment can be very helpful.

How will endodontic treatment save your tooth?

The endodontist will remove the infected or inflamed pulp, then carefully clean and shape the inside of the tooth’s canal — a channel within the root. After this, the endodontist will fill and seal the space. Later, you will return to your dentist to place a crown or other type of tooth restoration that will protect and restore your tooth to its full function. After this restoration is completed, your tooth will continue to function like any other tooth.