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Tooth Infections

If a pocket of pus forms on your gums, then it might lead to bacterial infections known as a tooth abscess. It can cause severe pain and is harmful to your overall dental health. One should never ignore such infections as it can cause life-threatening conditions. If you have severe pain in your teeth, do not rely on home remedies and rush an emergency dentist. The more you delay treating tooth infections, the extreme it would get and might harm your overall health.

What are the different types of infections?

There are mainly three types of tooth abscess:

  • Periapical abscess- Here, the pus pocket occurs at the tip of your teeth roots.
  • Periodontal abscess- The abscess occurs in the gums and spread to the surrounding bones and tissues.
  • Gingival abscess- It appears on the gums.

What are the symptoms of tooth infections?

The main symptom of tooth infection is the throbbing pain in your tooth and gum areas. There are some other indications as well like:

  • Pain radiating to jaw, cheeks, ears, and neck.
  • Increase in pain intensity as you lie down.
  • Painful bites.
  • A sensitive tooth with red and swollen gums.
  • Bad odor and a foul taste in your mouth.
  • Loose and discolored teeth.

You might get some relief from the throbbing pain once the puss ruptures but will immediately get a foul taste as the pus drains out. If you notice tiny rashes on your gums or any of the above symptoms, contact your dentist right away.

At Navarro Dental Clinic, we have fully equipped dental emergency rooms with experienced professionals. So in case of any emergency, do not hesitate to call us at any hour, immediately.