October 6, 2022

Five Ways You Can Avoid A Dental Infection

Dental Infection

Dental Infection

A dental infection is an infection of the mouth, teeth, gums, or jawbone. Several things can cause it

  • decay
  • trauma
  • surgery
  • poor oral hygiene

The most common symptom of dental infection is pain. Other symptoms include:

  • swelling
  • redness
  • tenderness
  • pus discharge

A dental infection can spread to other body parts if left untreated and cause serious health complications. Therefore, it’s essential to see a dentist as soon as possible if you think you may have an infection. Treatment will vary depending on the severity of the infection and may include antibiotics, pain medication, or surgery. Thankfully, there are many ways to prevent such an infection from happening. One way is through implants.


When you lose teeth, you lose function and put yourself at a higher risk for developing infections. Additionally, empty pockets on your teeth can be a haven for harmful bacteria. A single wound there can lead to an infection. Thankfully, you can cover that part with an implant. Dental Implants are artificial teeth surgically implanted into your jawbone to replace missing teeth. They’re made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that fuses with your jawbone over time. This helps to keep the implant secure and stable. It can also help improve your appearance and self-esteem while also reducing your risk of infection.

Good Dental Hygiene

Your first defense against any infection is practicing good dental hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing daily, and using mouthwash. You should also see your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups. During these appointments, your dentist can remove any tartar or plaque buildup on your teeth that you may have missed. They’ll also be able to catch any early signs of decay or disease so they can be treated before they become serious. There are also some other things you should try out to improve your dental hygiene, such as oil pulling.


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