Abscessed Tooth: A Dental Emergency

FEBRUARY SEDATION SPECIAL: For our new patients to our dental practice, we’re pleased to offer free sedation (with some restrictions applying). Call (303) 323-8149 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Most people begin to realize that they have an abscessed tooth when they feel a pain deep down inside their tooth, extreme sensitivity to hot and cold, or discomfort when biting or chewing. Some people may experience a strange type of taste (which could be coming from pus leaking from the tooth or gums).

Chances are, though, that the dental problems started far before the dental pain or symptoms even arrived.

If you find that you’re experiencing symptoms of an abscessed tooth or infected wisdom tooth, please call our dental office immediately. Our emergency dentists are usually able to see dental emergency patients the same day or the next day, even if you are new to our practice.

Signs of an abscessed tooth could include the following:
•dental pain
•sensitivity to hot or cold
swollen cheek or jaw
•swelling of the gums around the tooth
•redness in the gums
•chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
•open sore or draining sore
•pus
•strange taste in your mouth

In the majority of cases of abscessed teeth, we’ll need to treat the infection first, which usually involves prescribing antibiotics. Once the infection has cleared up, we can then treat the underlying cause of the abscessed tooth.  This will help you get your dental health back on track as well as your overall health!

If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile because of dental fear or anxiety, we want to assure you that we offer gentle dental care, as well as three sedation dentistry choices. We are one of the few dental offices in the Denver metro area (or even Colorado) to offer laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation dentistry.

We accept most types of dental insurance, including Delta Dental Premier, Aetna, Assurant, and United Concordia.

Please contact us if you have questions about your dental condition or if you’d like to schedule a free dental consultation, (303) 323-8149 . You can also e-mail us at contact@sedationdentistdenverco.com.

Please note: Meadows Dental Group is located at 7430 Park Meadows Drive in Lone Tree (near C-470 and Quebec). Our dental office is close to: Denver, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Castle Pines, and also southeast Aurora.