Michael M. Blicher, DDS
Young Kim, D.M.D, P.C.
An infected tooth typically requires root canal treatment to remove the source of the infection. An abscessed tooth indicates that the infection has progressed and affected the bone and the gums. Your dentist will likely prescribe an antibiotic to bring down some of the infection first before treating the tooth. You do not want to delay treatment as the infection continues to damage the bone around the tooth.