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December 18th, 2019

3 Major Contributors to Tooth Infection

Are your gums swollen and bleeding and are you experiencing pain? It could be from an abscess in your mouth. A tooth infection is never a fun thing to have. You need to be aware of the warning signs so you know when to go to the dentist.

1. Fever

You are way too young to experience hot flashes but do you feel as though it is extremely hot in the room? You could be running a high fever due to a tooth infection. Your body knows there is an infection and a fever is a sign it’s trying to fight it off.

2. Extremely Stained Teeth

Have you noticed odd stains on your teeth lately? If one or more teeth are a different colour than the others you might have a tooth infection. Your gums may also be swollen and you might notice yellow pus seeping from them. This is a sure sign of infection and you need to get your dentist to treat it as soon as possible.

3. Toothaches

Of course, one of the most obvious signs of a tooth infection is a toothache. If your tooth pain continues for more than a week you could have a cavity and it might be time for a much-needed filling. Your dentist will check inside your oral cavity to see what is going on. No one wants pain in their teeth so getting to a dentist as soon as you notice this sign is crucial. Your dentist will relieve you of the pain and repair any problems with your teeth but waiting too long can lead to a chain reaction of issues.

You will feel much better when you take care of that nagging toothache. Your fever will subside and your overall health will improve because you have stopped the poison of the infection from spreading throughout your body. Continue to go to the dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings to make sure you keep your teeth healthy.

In the meantime…what should you do to best prevent an infected tooth?

Avoid a sugary diet

The sugar slowly erodes your teeth as it sticks to the surfaces and forms cavities. Bacteria can make their way through the cavity and create an infection.

Not taking care of your teeth

If you avoid brushing and flossing your teeth they become slathered with plaque and tartar which causes all sorts of dental disasters.

Eat healthily and get your teeth checked by the dentist about every six months even if you have a great oral hygiene routine down. Your smile is an important part of your expression and you wouldn’t want to miss out on being able to emote yourself.

Dr. Gurshant

Medically reviewed by Dr. Gurshant Grewal - a Registered Dentist on December 18th, 2019

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