If you develop swelling in your face from an oral infection, then you will want to trust our experienced oral surgeon for your care. At Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, L.L.C., we provide infection treatment in North Providence, Rhode Island, to protect your overall health. Dr. Ercole can drain the infected area so you no longer have to suffer from this problem. Call our practice to schedule an appointment so you can benefit from this treatment.
Infection can develop in the oral cavity and jaw bone as a result of injury, surgery complications, and tooth decay. The mouth is full of bacteria, and when it infects the pulp tissue inside of the tooth, it can spread down the root canals and create a pus pocket in the jaw bone called an abscess. Infection in the mouth and jaw bone can cause swelling in the face and, if left untreated, it can spread to the heart and brain.
At our practice, we can treat infection in order to save your oral and overall health. After applying a local anesthetic to the affected tissues, our surgeon will make an incision, drain the pus, clean the area with a sterile solution, and then suture the incision. We may need to extract a tooth depending on the severity and type of infection. Our surgeon will often recommend antibiotic treatment and a follow-up appointment after this procedure. Call our office to learn more about how we treat oral infections.