Tooth Abscess Treatment

If you have ever had a tooth abscess, chances are that you remember it well. This condition is very unsightly and quite painful, making it something a person remembers for a very long time. Typically, a dental abscess will only develop because of a condition that was left untreated. If you have a deep cavity or tooth decay unattended, it can eventually turn into a painful tooth abscess or dental infections. This should tell you just how serious the condition is.

How Long can a Tooth Abscess Wait for Treatment?

What is a Tooth Abscess?

A tooth abscess can be quite painful. Simply put, an abscess occurs when a tooth becomes infected. A person may experience facial swelling in the area where the tooth is located. The entire mouth may be sore and tender. The most pain is going to be felt at the area that is infected. The symptoms of an abscessed tooth are quite intense and substantial. A person experiencing an abscess may:

  • run a fever
  • sweat
  • experience agitation
  • bad breath
  • overall just not feel well

When to Treat an Abscess?

An abscessed tooth is a fairly serious condition. This means that you need to get treatment as soon as possible. The condition will get worse very quickly and can lead to you becoming very ill. If the abscess is treated properly it can be easy to recover from and will typically not cause lasting damage. It is when treatment is avoided that an abscess can become quite serious and possibly fatal.

Treatment for an abscess will depend on the severity of the condition. A person will be prescribe antibiotics in order to help fight off the infection. A root canal treatment will likely be performed in order to remove the harmful bacteria from the mouth. Treatment needs to be done promptly so that the infection does not spread and cause other health problems.

Regency Family Dentistry Omaha

Whether your teeth needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.  Below are just some of the many procedures and dental services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results.  Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

Preventative Dentistry

  • Dental Exams
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Oral Cancer Exam
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Home Care
  • Nightguards & Mouthguards

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • FixedPorcelain Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening

Periodontal Disease

  • What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Maintenance

Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Inlay Restorations
  • Onlay Restorations
  • Composite Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Fixed Bridges
  • Root Canal Therapy

Oral Surgery

  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Have Any Questions?

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Dear Valued Patient

Happy 2024! All of us at Regency Dental hope your year is off to a great start. As many of you have already witnessed, there are changes occurring within our practice for the past several months. Dr. Spanel is in a time of transition within the practice, and he has found a colleague who shares his core values, philosophy, and sense of personalized quality care. He was fortunate to find Dr. Dan Ellingson who is a wonderful, gentle dentist. Dr. Ellingson is a local graduate of Gross High School, UNO, and UNMC College of Dentistry. He has a strong commitment to our local community. Having this opportunity to own a private practice, Dr. Ellingson is eager to meet each of you. He and all staff members will continue working diligently to provide you with the same caring, calm and meticulous dental care you would expect to receive from Dr. Spanel.

As we continue to move forward in 2024 with this transition, we thank you for your trust, partnership, and patience as we welcome Dr. Ellingson to the practice. We have additional team members, and have updated our software programs to comply with HIPAA regulations of paperless charting. We are also updating our equipment to provide state-of-the-art care.

We all know that changes bring challenges. Please know that Dr. Spanel, Dr. Ellingson and the team at Regency Dental intend to provide you, our loyal patients, the very best dental care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. If you haven’t scheduled your 2024 dental check-ups, please call us!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


The Doctors and Staff at Regency Dental.