How teeth become infected ?
Typically, when a tooth gets an infection is it due to bacterial contamination of the root pulp. The bacteria make their way through the tooth structure and eventually enter the pulp of the tooth. The pulp of the tooth is integrated into the blood stream of your entire body; thus, we don’t want to allow these virulent bacteria to cause you damage!
An abscess is where there is a proliferation of bacteria, causing damage at the tip of the tooth root. This process is very painful and causes pain, swelling, and a general lethargic feeling.
Did you know
Did you know that the health of your mouth effects the health of your whole body? When you have a bacterial infection in your mouth, that same bacteria travels into your blood stream, and thus your whole body.
What To Do When You Have An Infected Tooth?
The spread of this infection has been directly linked to heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and numerous other serious conditions. At Claude Monet dental office, it is our goal to help you achieve optimal overall health. Signs of oral infection can be bleeding gums that are puffy or red, foul odor, tenderness, or pain.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if it’s been awhile since you’ve seen a dentist, call us today to schedule an examination. We look forward to seeing you soon!