Do I have an abscessed tooth?

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may have an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth is a tooth with a fluid-filled infection at the root, underneath the gumline. This infection is painful and often causes swelling and tenderness in your gums. Other symptoms of an abscessed tooth include:

  • Pain and sensitivity when eating and drinking
  • Bitter or foul taste in your mouth
  • Swollen jaw, glands, and gums
  • Fever

Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our gifted dentist, provides treatment for abscessed teeth to alleviate pain and prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of your smile.

How is an abscessed tooth treated?

At Lake City Way Dental Center, we are pleased to offer a simple, effective way to treat an abscessed tooth in Seattle, Washington. Thanks to our dental lasers, we are able to make a small incision in your gums to drain the infected fluid, reducing pressure and pain. When combined with root canal treatments and medication, your smile will be as good as new. We strongly encourage you to contact our dental office today if you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of an abscessed tooth. We are eager to give you a reason to smile again.