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When a cavity, dental fracture, or missing filling goes without professional dental treatment the bacterial presence of tooth decay can start to severely compromise the tooth. As this starts to happen, the internal structures of the tooth can become compromised. This can cause a toothache and other discomforting symptoms. It can be especially disconcerting if you feel a sensation of pain and pressure inside your gums. This could be an early sign that a serious dental abscess has started to develop.

Without professional treatment at Dr. Philippe Athuil’s clinic the infection can spread to your bloodstream causing other serious medical complications. Once Dr. Philippe Athuil has diagnosed the severity of the problem he can help you understand the most effective treatment methods. He might be able to treat the tooth by performing a root canal and provide you with a prescription for antibiotics. This course of treatment will knock out any lingering infection and restore sufficient structure to secure a dental crown.

In a more severe case, Dr. Philippe Athuil might need to extract the tooth and surgically excise the dental abscess from your gums. This will prevent the bacterial presence from spreading to your bloodstream. Once your gums have healed he can help you decide if you’d like to restore the tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant. If you live in the Beverly Hills, California, area and you have a toothache or other signs of severe tooth decay you should call 310-286-2241 to seek care at Philippe Athuil, DDS.