When a cavity goes untreated, it can go to the nerve inside the tooth. This causes an infection called an abscess. This infection can go to the entire length of the tooth and lead to an infection in the bone around the tip of the tooth. In both instances, a root canal and a crown will remedy the situation if enough of the tooth remains to support a crown.
If you or a family member believe you have a gum abcess or dental abcess and are looking for a dentist in Huntington Beach, CA please feel free to call us at 714-847-9900 to schedule an appointment today.