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I recently had x-rays taken and they show an abscess but I have no pain. What should I do?

Q:I recently had x-rays taken and they show an abscess but I have no pain. What should I do?

A:It is not unusual for a tooth to die without causing any pain. If the tooth is savable a root canal needs to be completed. If not, then tooth needs to be extracted. If left untreated the infection will spread and you will eventually experience symptoms.

 

Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years.
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