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(920) 682 - 7881 4725 Plank Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220

What’s An Abscess Tooth?

An abscessed tooth is a painful infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth.

A toothache that is severe and continuous and results in gnawing or throbbing pain or sharp or shooting pain are common symptoms of an abscessed tooth. Other symptoms may include:

•             Fever

•             Pain when chewing

•             Sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold

•             Bitter taste in the mouth

•             Foul smell to the breath

•             Swollen neck glands

•             General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling

•             Redness and swelling of the gums

•             Swollen area of the upper or lower jaw

•             An open, draining sore on the side of the gum

If the pulp in the root of the tooth dies as a result of infection, the toothache may stop. However, this doesn’t mean the infection has healed; the infection remains active and continues to spread and destroy tissue. Therefore, if you experience any of the above listed symptoms, it is important to call our office at 682-7881 even if the pain subsides.