A tooth abscess can be a major dental emergency. Not only is there a great deal of discomfort, but an infected tooth can cause the loss of the tooth itself without urgent dental care. At Beach Tree Dental Care, we specialize in emergency situations, knowing time is of the essence when it comes to your oral health. Dr. Prince Arrington III has years of experience with caring for patients in these urgent situations. Contact our office at 561-440-4633 today if you have a tooth abscess and may need our dentist to perform an incision and drainage in Boca Raton, Florida.
Also known as I&D, surgical incision and drainage is one of the most common treatments for addressing a dental infection that involves swelling. To perform this procedure, our dentist creates a small incision in the gums where the swelling is most prominent. The fluids are then drained and the area is treated with a sterile saline solution to treat any lasting infection. Our dentist may need to place a temporary drain to allow the drainage to continue for a few days.
Depending on the condition of the affected tooth, our dentist may need to perform an extraction as well. Dr. Prince Arrington III will gladly sit down with you in advance to discuss the best course of treatment and present your restorative options. Please feel free to contact our office today with any questions.