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An infected (abscessed) tooth may be more sensitive to hot and cold. Pain and increased sensitivity when eating are also common with an infected tooth. If you are experiencing either of these issues, it is best to call Barrie/Toronto endodontist, Dr. Adam Chapnick at (877) 606-6462 right away to schedule a thorough examination.

Not Always Painful

Tooth infections are not always painful. Additional symptoms that should be brought to the attention of Dr. Chapnick include:

  • Swollen or red gum tissue
  • Jaw swelling
  • An open sore on the side of the gums
  • A bitter taste in the mouth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swollen lymph nodes

An abscess may also result in fever, nausea, or a general sense of discomfort. Particularly when paired with other symptoms of tooth infection, these issues should prompt a call to Dr. Chapnick for an endodontic evaluation.

symptoms of tooth infection
example of a tooth infection

Treating an Abscessed Tooth

Tooth infections are treated with root canal therapy. This procedure allows our Dr. Chapnick to remove infection and debris from the inside of the tooth and helps prevent the need for extraction. Depending on your specific needs, your root canal may be completed during a single office visit; but deep infection often requires at least two. Dr. Chapnick will discuss what you can expect during your initial endodontic evaluation.

Endodontic treatment is no more invasive than a typical dental filling. However, if you are uncomfortable with the idea of a root canal, we can discuss options such as mild sedation to help you feel relaxed and at ease throughout your entire visit.

If you suspect you have an infected tooth, please contact our experienced Barrie/Toronto dentist to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Chapnick welcomes patients living throughout Central Ontario

J Cave
J Cave
12:59 09 Jul 18
We moved to Barrie in 1997 and my family has been coming to Dr. Chapnick since then! We love the whole team and have never had a bad visit! I encourage everyone to come here .
Nikki Stephens
Nikki Stephens
21:37 06 Jun 18
I had such a relaxing experience for a tooth extraction. Super friendly staff. Now today is my son's first consult and he is having a great time in the play area. Highly recommended!
Kayla Lopez
Kayla Lopez
12:37 08 Jun 18
What a fantastic office, the staff are incredibly thoughtful and friendly ❤ And a big thank you to Monique, who was so patient and gentle with my kids, they're actually excited to go to the dentist if they know that shes going to be there. Highly recommend!
Cassandra Mckechnie
Cassandra Mckechnie
15:28 31 May 18
The staff here are always so friendly! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years before coming here. It’s a very stress free environment where you can relax while there.
Nadia Chalmers
Nadia Chalmers
19:04 30 Jan 18
Our daughter was 5 weeks old when she had a frenectomy done at Molson Park Dental and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and end results. The entire team was so friendly and did such a wonderful job keeping me at ease during the procedure. Also, our daughter started nursing 100 times better immediately after the procedure was done. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to continue our breastfeeding journey pain free and allowing our daughter the ability to nurse efficiently :)
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