When tooth decay infects the nerve of a tooth, it is called an abscess. If the infection or abscess is not treated, it may spread to the bone or other teeth or become a life threatening bacterial infection.
If you notice any of these symptoms in your child, please contact our office immediately:
- Pain in the tooth or jaw
- Favoring one side to chew or not wanting to eat tough foods
- Swollen areas of the gum, neck or jaw
- A bubble or pimple on the gum near the infected tooth
- Bad breath even if the child just brushed their teeth