When a cavity goes without professional treatment the bacterial presence in the tooth can continue to spread. As this happens you might experience severe sensitivity, dental fracture, or a toothache. This could be an early sign that the tooth decay has affected the pulp or root of the tooth.
Without timely treatment, the bacteria could infiltrate your gum tissues. This could cause significant pain, as well as a feeling or discomfort, and pressure in the gums. These symptoms could indicate that a dangerous infection or a dental abscess has developed.
Sometimes Dr. Michael Shnayder can treat a minor dental abscess with antibiotics. However, a large dental abscess might require surgical extraction at his clinic in Omaha, Nebraska. This might call for extracting the severely decayed tooth in the process.
Once all the infected tissues have been excised, Dr. Michael Shnayder will suture your gums. If it’s warranted he might also prescribe a course of antibiotics to treat any lingering infection in your blood stream. This will likely also include a prescription for pain medication.
While your gums are healing, the incision site might bleed a little. You can control the bleeding by lightly biting down on a piece of sterile gauze. Once the bleeding stops you can lightly rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water.
Try not to chew food on that side of your mouth as it could irritate the tender gum tissues. You also shouldn’t drink through a straw as the suction could pull a blood clot loose. It’s also wise to abstain from tobacco use. This could irritate the gums, increase healing time, and even cause an infection.
If you live in the Omaha, Nebraska, area and you are suffering from a toothache or severe cavity, you should not delay in calling 402-317-5657 to have it treated at Village Pointe Oral Surgery.