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Tooth Infection

A tooth infection is the result of untreated tooth decay or cracked teeth where bacteria infects the nerves of the teeth. Therefore, the result of a tooth infection is a terrible toothache. Symptoms associated with teeth infection is a pain in the tooth and jaw, sensitivity to hot or cold, fever, or swollen lymph nodes. Dentists advise seeking medical attention if you have a fever and have trouble swallowing as this is a sign you may have an infected tooth.

  • A result of bacteria infecting the nerves of our teeth
  • Cracked teeth can allow for bacteria to grow causing infection
  • Crowns are usually installed to help treat tooth infections

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Who does it affect?

Anyone can be unfortunate enough to develop a tooth infection. After cracking a tooth it is important to have fixed or else you will be more susceptible to infection. Also, poor dental hygiene can allow bacteria to grow and ultimately form an unwanted infection.

How to treat it

In order to treat a tooth infection, a dentist will have to first clean out the infected area and then drill into the tooth to add a crown. For more serious cases, a root canal may need to be performed in order to stop the infection from spreading. Proper dental hygiene is the best way to prevent any form of tooth infection or cavity.

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