The last thing you really want to think about, of course, is an infected tooth. It’s something that will require care, such as a root canal treatment, it can become quite uncomfortable, and it’s just not a lot of fun. However, we feel it’s important for you to learn more about infected teeth because when you’re educated, they are much easier to prevent. So, let’s get you started off with some simple yet significant factors that can help a lot.
#1: You Might Overlook Them
An infected tooth can be very easy to overlook. Yes, we know, this doesn’t sound very helpful. However, it is! This is why you should schedule your dental checkups without fail, twice a year, every six months. (It is one of the reasons, anyway!). We will see infections that you do not, which means we can treat them before they become a serious risk.
#2: They Can Threaten Your Whole Mouth
Infections can threaten the teeth and tissues near the infected tooth. All it takes is for that infection to spread if you do not get to it quickly enough and you’ll have multiple infected tissues, which will require quite a lot of additional care.
#3: They Can Threaten Your Overall Health
When we catch and treat an infected tooth with root canal treatment, there’s nothing to worry about. Your smile goes back to wonderful health, the infection is gone, and you can go about your usual life. However, when you ignore an infection, it may abscess. That abscess can rupture, which means infection may spread not only into your mouth but into the rest of your body if it has the chance to make its way into your bloodstream. Avoid such complications by keeping up with your dental care.
Treat Infections ASAP With Restorative Care
By maintaining your preventive care at home and with us, you don’t have to worry about the possible complications of a tooth infection. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.