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Without timely treatment, a cavity will inevitably start to spread. If you procrastinate your routine dental exam in Huntington, West Virginia, the bacterial presence in the tooth could cause a large and dangerous abscess to form in our gums. When this happens, you might experience a strong toothache and pressure in the underlying gums.

In a situation like this, you will need to seek treatment with Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. to prevent the bacteria from spreading to your bloodstream. If a significant amount of structure has been compromised or the abscess is large, our dentist might recommend a total extraction.

This will effectively remove all traces of the tooth from the socket as well as any infected material. Once the gums have been sutured over the remaining socket, Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. will likely give you a prescription for antibiotics and pain management medication.

After all the tissues have healed and any concerns of infection have dissipated, Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. can help you understand your options for restoring the tooth. One of the fastest, and most effective options is to have Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. install a dental bridge over the remaining void.

This dental restoration starts with Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. forming abutments out of the two closest teeth. This involves Dr. James N. Aldridge Jr. altering the teeth, leaving behind two healthy dentin pillars. We will then form an impression of the area, which will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab, where your dental bridge will be created.

You will need to come in for a brief second appointment when your bridge is ready. It will then be cemented onto the abutments with a strong dental adhesive.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a dental abscess, you should call 304-523-3666 to seek treatment and restoration at James Aldridge Jr. DDS.