Pain when you bite or chew, especially if it is accompanied by a foul odour and a bad taste, can be a sign of an abscess that needs immediate treatment. An abscessed tooth will cause an unrelenting and spontaneous pain that may last anywhere from 30 seconds to hours at a time. The pain may/may not be triggered by irritants such as food, heat or cold. It may be accompanied by swelling and you may experience pain when swallowing.
In this event, you will need to see one of our skilled dentist as soon as possible. In the worst case scenario, the tooth may require root canal therapy or may need to be extracted. We will give you all your options once we are able to have it examined.
Antibiotics may be required when treating abscessed teeth. In any case, getting you out of pain and comfortable is our immediate goal.