What is a Dental Infection?

If your oral hygiene habits aren’t that good, you would have to deal with a dental infection sooner than later.

A dental infection causes abscess and pus to fill the teeth, gums, or in unchecked cases, may fill the bones that hold the teeth together. It is mainly caused by a bacterial infection. Dental infection needs immediate care and attention because without proper treatment it can spread over a larger area of gums and teeth. Read on to know more about dental infection and how to treat it.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Dental Infection?

If your oral cavity does get infected by an abscess, then the following are the symptoms that you could experience:

In addition to this, there are other related conditions like fever and constant discomfort that interferes with day to day living. In a severe case, it could also be the condition that you find it difficult to open your mouth fully swallow food and sometimes labored breathing.

Getting Relief from the Symptoms

While going to the dentist is inevitable and should not be delayed at all, there are some ways in which you can get temporary relief from the dental infection symptoms.

Dental infection occurs due to factors like poor oral hygiene, frequent ingestion of sugary and starchy foods, a weak immune system or an infected injury. It can be prevented by regular use of floss and the use of fluoride toothpaste.

Get regular dental checkups and cut down on sugary foods, particularly before going to bed for the night.


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Bello Dental

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