What is an abscessed tooth?
An abscessed tooth occurs when infection or decay has reached the root of a tooth or is between the gums of a tooth and the tooth root. Characterized by swelling and severe, throbbing pain, abscesses are infections that live on even after a tooth has died. Fluid often builds up and worsens the problem. This infection can spread to other areas of your smile and cause similar pain and damage. Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our gifted dentist, treats abscessed teeth to relieve pain and protect your smile.

How is an abscessed tooth treated?
There are many different ways to treat an abscessed tooth in Seattle, Washington, based on your individual needs and the severity of your case. At Rainier Dental Center, we can surgically drain the abscess by making a small incision in the swollen gum tissue. We can combine this treatment with medication and dental lasers for a comfortable experience. Our goal is to have you walk out of our office with a smile on your face. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, it is important to contact us today to see if you have an abscessed tooth that needs treatment. We hope to take care of your smile soon and alleviate any pain you are experiencing.