Abscessed Tooth: A Dental Emergency

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please click here to contact one of our sedation dentists for a same-day appointment or free sedation consultation.

People usually 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 caused by pus leaking from the tooth or gums).

Chances are, however, that your 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 one of our sedation dental offices immediately. Our emergency dentists are usually able to see dental emergency patients the same day or the next day.

Signs of an abscessed tooth could include:
•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
•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 our sedation dentists offer gentle dental care, as well as three sedation dentistry choices. Laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation dentistry are all available.

If you would like to discuss your dental condition or schedule an appointment, please give us a call or send an e-mail:

Denver / Centennial Dental Office – (303) 309-0749, near I-25 and Dry Creek, in Centennial (near Dry Creek and Yosemite, just south of Park Meadows Mall)

Colorado Springs Dental Office, (719) 247-2020, near Powers Blvd and Stetson Hills Blvd

Colorado Springs Dental Office, (719) 247-2350, near Powers Blvd and Carefree Circle