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When an Abscess Should Have Surgery


Posted on 10/15/2017 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Tooth Abscess Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center OR 97015
If you have a dental abscess, it can be quite painful. You are unsure of what to do or how it is treated. This is common for a lot of people. When a cavity becomes too infected and goes deeper into the root of the tooth, this causes an abscess above the tooth, in the roots to form.

Sometimes, a root canal is all that is needed, as well as antibiotics, but when the abscess becomes too much to handle, surgery may be required in order to fix the issue.

Tooth Abscess Surgery


Once the infection has spread to the roots of the mouth, the person will have extreme pain, sweating, dizziness and even a fever. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the body, including the brain. This causes further problems.

It is important that the tooth that is abscessed is taken care of sooner, rather than later. Sometimes a tooth extraction is required, other times a root canal. Sometimes, the dentist has to remove the abscess through surgery.

When the abscess goes for too long without proper care, this is when more serious measures are taken to remove it. An aggressive form of antibiotics may be required to reduce the pain the person is in. Additionally, taking care of the abscessed tooth is also required.

Speak with a Professional Regarding the Abscess


If you believe you have an abscess, it is important to speak with our office as soon as possible. We can have you come in and provide the necessary dental treatment required. We want to provide everyone with the best dental care out there.

Abscesses can be serious and this is why we want to help you. Call us today to find out when we can get you in for an appointment to take care of that abscess.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 503-662-8744 today.


Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
Email: reception@clackamasoralsurgery.com
Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015