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When a cavity goes without professional treatment, the bacterial presence can gradually start to invade deep into the sensitive interior of the tooth. In time it could cause a serious toothache or a dangerous dental abscess. If you are experiencing pain, pressure, or general discomfort, in a distressed tooth or surrounding gums, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. Michael Hall’s clinic in Bend, Oregon.

It might be possible to treat a small abscess with a course of prescription antibiotics. This often calls for Dr. Michael Hall to perform a root canal. This will restore enough of the tooth’s structure to eventually anchor a dental crown. A tooth suffering with a large abscess might need to be excised and tooth extracted. Once all infected tissues have been removed, your dentist will suture your gums.

Dr. Michael Hall will likely prescribe antibiotics and pain management medication to help deal with any lingering infection and help you remain comfortable during the recovery process. The incision in your gums might weep a little blood for a few days after the extraction. You can control the bleeding by lightly biting down on some sterile gauze. Once the bleeding stops you can lightly rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater.

Once your gums have completely healed Dr. Michael Hall can help you understand your dental restoration options. This often calls for inserting a dental implant into the vacant socket. If you live in the Bend, Oregon area and you are suffering with a toothache or severely decayed tooth, you should not delay in calling 541-389-0300 to have it treated at Central Oregon Dental Center.