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Putting off having a cavity treated invites a host of oral health problems to afflict your mouth. As time goes on the tooth decay can penetrate deep into the tooth, infecting the root and leading to a toothache. In a severe case, this could even cause an abscess to develop in the underlying gums.

Sometimes Dr. Philip Tetz can treat a decay-related toothache with a root canal. However, if a large abscess, has formed, he might advocate a total oral surgical extraction at his San Antonio, Texas clinic.

This typically includes extracting the severely decayed tooth in the process. Once all infected tissues have been removed, he will suture your gums. Dr. Philip Tetz might also prescribe a course of antibiotics and pain management medication to treat any lingering infection and help manage your comfort during the recovery process.

Once your gums have healed and any infection concerns have passed, Dr. Philip Tetz can then start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant. This involves an outpatient oral surgery where Dr. Philip Tetz will a titanium abutment into the bone structure beneath the void. Later a standard crown can be cemented onto it.

The strong connection between titanium abutment and the living bone tissues in the area will eventually rival the strength of the original tooth.

If you live in the San Antonio, Texas area and you are suffering from a toothache, you should call 210-231-0430 to seek treatment at Dr. Philip Tetz’s clinic.