Will an infection go away with antibiotics?
In some cases, you may experience some relief, but it is only a temporary solution. The only option for getting rid of an infection in your tooth is root canal treatment. If the infection is too severe, we will need to extract the tooth.
The best way to avoid a root canal infection from compromising your oral health is with routine cleanings and exams paired with proper oral hygiene at home. Brushing in the morning and before bedtime removes bacteria-filled plaque. Flossing clears away the buildup between your teeth where decay often starts.
If you don’t feel confident about your hygiene skills, one of our skilled hygienists will be happy to demonstrate the proper way to get your teeth as clean as possible. During your routine exams and cleanings, we will check your teeth for any changes since your last visit. That way we can detect problems in their earliest stages and long before they cause pain and put your oral health at risk.
The team at Town East Dental Group wants to help you avoid the need for root canal treatment, so if it’s been a while since your last visit, please call us at (972) 270-2911 to arrange your preventive cleaning and exam.