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Tooth decay that goes without timely treatment can eventually allow bacteria access to the pulp and root of the tooth. In time, this can cause a significant infection in the socket and deep within the gums. When an abscess forms in this manner, it can cause significant complications. Beyond a deep pain in the gums, it can also lead to a life-threatening condition known as septicemia.

Fortunately, your oral surgeon, Dr. Aaron Ercole, has the skills and training to surgically remove the abscess and remedy the infection.

Before the oral surgery, you should let Dr. Aaron Ercole know about any medications you are taking or any medical conditions you have that can affect the strength of your immune system. This includes things like cancer, malnutrition, diabetes, recent surgery or trauma.

Once Dr. Aaron Ercole has identified and diagnosed the severity of the infection, he will drain the infection and remove any dead or compromised tissue. In many cases, this calls for full sedation, so you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home afterward.

After the abscess and infection have been excised, Dr. Aaron Ercole will likely prescribe an applicable antibiotic. This will help your body heal the area and prevent further complications.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, toothache or deep pain in your gums that you suspect is related to an abscess in North Providence, Rhode Island, you should call 401-353-1515 to seek timely treatment at Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, L.L.C..