Tooth infections, also known as dental abscesses, are potentially serious conditions that can cause significant discomfort and lead to more severe complications if left untreated. Understanding the signs of a tooth infection and knowing when to seek emergency dental care is crucial for your oral and overall health. At Smiles Creator, located at 22116 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, we provide immediate care for tooth infections.

**Recognizing a Tooth Infection**

Tooth infections occur when bacteria invade the dental pulp, the innermost part of the tooth, causing inflammation and pus buildup. They can stem from untreated dental decay, a cracked tooth, or gum disease.

Symptoms of a tooth infection can vary but often include:

  1. Severe, throbbing toothache
  2. Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  3. Sensitivity to biting or chewing
  4. Swelling and redness in the gums
  5. Swollen face or cheek
  6. Fever

**When to Seek Emergency Dental Care**

If you experience any symptoms of a tooth infection, it’s crucial to seek dental care immediately. Even if the pain subsides, the infection may still be present and could spread, leading to more serious health problems. 

Treatment for a tooth infection typically involves clearing the infection and saving the tooth, if possible. This often requires a procedure like root canal therapy, in which the infected pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and the tooth is filled and sealed. 

At Smiles Creator, Dr. Nader Ahdout and his dedicated team have the expertise and equipment necessary to treat tooth infections effectively. We understand the urgency of this condition and strive to provide immediate, quality care to alleviate your pain and restore your oral health.

If you’re in the Woodland Hills area and need an emergency dentist, don’t hesitate to contact us at (818) 340-3062. Whether you’re dealing with a tooth infection or any other dental emergency, we’re here to provide the care you need when you need it.


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