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A Large Dental Abscess Might Lead to Total Tooth Loss

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When a cavity goes without professional treatment from a dentist, the bacterial presence of tooth decay can gradually spread beyond the tooth’s enamel layer. In time it could cause an infection in the pulp or root of the tooth, or even cause a dental abscess to develop in the underlying periodontal tissues.

As the area of infection continues to grow, you will likely experience a significant amount of toothache pain. This might also be accompanied by a growing pain and pressure in the local gum tissues.

In the case of a severe dental abscess, Dr. Yvonne Schulke might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth’s root to help alleviate the pain while also excising the infected tissues. After your gums have been sutured, they might provide you with a prescription for pain medication and an effective course of antibiotics.

When you’re ready Dr. Yvonne Schulke can help you understand your options for restoring the tooth. In many of these cases they will recommend installing a dental implant. This calls for a minor oral surgery to insert the titanium implant into the existing void.

Your body’s own natural process of osseointegration will gradually fuse the titanium dental implant in place. Then Dr. Yvonne Schulke can create an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown restoration.

If you live in the Marathon, Wisconsin, area and you have a badly compromised tooth, you should call 715-443-2247 to seek treatment at Szmanda Dental Marathon.