To you worry because you think you have an infected tooth ? Ok, don't panic ! Let's see what are the options your dentist can choose from in order to save your natural tooth.
First of all you should set an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible to avoid the infection can damage your dental element even further. Once at the dental office, the dentist will fully examine your mouth and take x-rays exam to check how deep the infection is .
If bacteria have just entered the pulp chamber but they didn’t killed the dental verve, the right treatment involves to remove bacteria from the surface of the tooth and close the hole with amalgam or tooth colored filling. So the treatment is the same like the caries because it is a caries.
Instead,if the x-rays exam show a more deep infection then the procedure described above is not enough. The dentist has to go with the root canal treatment to remove the infected tissue: