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Abscess Tooth - Prime Time Dentistry - Frisco, TX

Your pain could indicate an abscess tooth

What is an abscess tooth?

If your tooth is so painful that it throbs, keeps you up all night, and impacts your daily life, you may have an abscessed tooth. When the pulp inside your tooth dies, it is susceptible to infection in and around the tooth’s root, leading to an abscessed tooth. A dentist trained in treating dental infections and saving your natural teeth will treat your abscessed tooth. To prevent the spread of infection, it is imperative that you visit your dentist as soon as possible if you believe you have an infection.

At Prime Time Dentistry, we understand how painful and stressful it is to have an abscessed tooth, and our compassionate, patient, and highly-trained dentist is here for you. With our state-of-the-art technologies and commitment to excellence, we will do everything we can to save your natural tooth, remove infected tissue to restore you to your optimal state of wellness, and relieve your pain.

Symptoms of an abscess tooth

  • Severe, persistent pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Facial swelling
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Foul odor and taste

What causes a tooth abscess?

If you have a cavity or a chipped or cracked tooth, you are susceptible to an abscessed tooth because bacteria will have an opportunity to get down to the root of your tooth.

Associated Risks

If an abscessed tooth is not treated, the infection can spread into your jaw, head, and neck. If left untreated long enough, your abscessed tooth can lead to sepsis.


  • Daily brushing and flossing
  • Regular dental cleaning and check-ups
  • Replace toothbrush every 3-4 months

An abscessed tooth is usually treated with a root canal. If further treatment is needed, such as an apicoectomy procedure, your dentist will open the gum tissue near the abscessed tooth and remove the infected tissue. Our team will also remove the tip of your tooth’s root and fill the root canal at the base of your tooth’s root. After your surgery, the surrounding bone will be able to heal.

We always want to save your natural teeth. We understand how stressful surgery can be, and giving you the highest quality of care and comfort is our top priority. During a consultation, we will determine whether or not you need endodontic surgery.

If you have an abscessed tooth, don’t wait to get treatment. Call our office today at 945-207-7463 to schedule your appointment.