Dentist Allentown, PA
George F. Carr, D.M.D.
1259 South Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103

610-776-7760

DENTAL PROBLEMS
 Abscessed Tooth
 Bad Breath (halitosis)
 Bulimia Nervosa
 Canker/Cold Sores
 Cavities and Tooth Decay
 Toothaches
 Diabetes
 Dry Mouth
 Fluorosis
 Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
 Oral Cancer
 Plaque
 Sensitive Teeth
 Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
 Jaw Disorders

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Abscessed Tooth
Abscessed Tooth
An abscessed tooth is one that has become infected. Tooth decay is often the culprit; when tooth decay advances deep into the tooth, it can cause destruction of the pulp, the core of the tooth. When this happens, the pulp gets infected and swollen and pus builds up near the jawbone.

Left untreated, infected pulp can cause more serious problems, including damage to surrounding tissue and bone.

Root canal treatment is the most common form of treatment for an abscessed tooth. Root canal treatment involves removing the infected tissue, cleansing and sealing the canal of the tooth and restoring the tooth with a crown, or cap.

As a prosthodontic practice we do treat abscessed teeth but we do diagnosis a abscessed tooth and contact your general dentist to be imformed about the appropiate referral.