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If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, it’s very likely that you’ll end up with any number of serious oral health issues. One of those that comes from neglecting your oral health is an abscessed tooth.

These are painful and aren’t something you want to experience. So to help you avoid getting an abscessed teeth, Dr. Adam Rauzman has some information for you that’ll explain what an abscessed tooth is and how to avoid getting one.

It’s initially caused by infection

If you neglect your oral health, you can easily invite infection into your mouth. This is what will initially cause an abscessed tooth.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of an abscessed tooth are pretty noticeable. Since it’s caused by an infection, you’ll likely have a fever in addition to swollen neck glands. You’ll also experience a continuous pain in your tooth, and more severe pain when chewing.

How is it treated?

Depending on how bad the abscess is, you may need a root canal or to have the tooth completely extracted to get rid of the infection. You’ll also need antibiotics as well.

If you have a tooth that’s been bothering you for quite a while, or you’re suffering any other symptoms of an abscess, you need to make an appointment today to come into our Adam Rauzman, DDS office for a consultation. We can be reached at 973-427-4201.