Tooth abscess treatment offered by holistic dentist in Richmond, VA
The pain from a tooth infection (or “abscess”) can be so intense it stops everything in your life. If you are suffering, Dr. Olivia Hart at Richmond Family Dentistry offers holistic treatment for a dental abscess so you can get tooth abscess pain relief fast.
How to tell if you have an abscessed tooth
An abscess occurs when a pocket of pus forms due to a bacterial infection in your tooth or gums. They can form because of dental cavities, traumatic injuries, or in locations where prior dental work has been formed. If you have a tooth abscess, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Severe pain in your tooth that may radiate to other locations in your head, ear, or neck
- Swelling in your face
- Swollen or painful lymph nodes
- Sensitivity to temperatures and pressure in the area of the abscess
What to do for tooth infection pain
Fortunately, diagnosis and treatment of a tooth or gum abscess is quick and effective at Richmond Family Dentistry. Dr. Hart will see you as soon as possible in your dental emergency and evaluate your mouth for signs of infection and abscess. If one is found, Dr. Hart will use laser dentistry to perform the tooth abscess removal, along with holistic methods to help restore your mouth back to health. Tooth abscess antibiotics and/or homeopathic remedies may be prescribed to help fully eliminate the infection.
Some dentists recommend having a root canal performed if there is an abscess in the pulp of your tooth. However, in general, Dr. Hart recommends extraction and replacement of the tooth with a biocompatible zirconia implant or another ceramic tooth replacement option in these cases because a root canal might leave remnants of the infection lingering behind, where bacteria are then left to wreak havoc on the rest of your body as they flow through your bloodstream.
Call today and stop your tooth pain
If you think you may have a dental abscess, there is no need to be in pain any longer. The quicker you receive treatment, the easier it is to stop the infection and the sooner you can get back to your life! Call Richmond Family Dentistry at (804) 381-6238 to schedule an appointment today.