Tooth infections can be incredibly painful. They most frequently occur between the gums and teeth or at the tooth root. Dr. Nathan Cejka offers several treatments to help eliminate the infection and restore your oral health. Our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine the source of the infection and recommend the treatment that will be most beneficial for you. For more information about tooth infections in Parker, Colorado, and to make an appointment at Front Range Smiles, call us at 720-851-5020.
Tooth infections are most commonly caused by severe tooth decay, broken or damaged teeth, or periodontal disease. Some symptoms of a tooth infection include:
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Swelling of your glands
- Swelling or redness of your gums
- Sensitivity of a tooth or pain when chewing
- Sensitivity to temperature
- A constant, bitter taste in your mouth
- Swelling of the upper or lower jaw
- Open sores in the mouth or gums
You can prevent tooth infection by practicing good oral hygiene at home and keeping all your regular dental appointments for preventive care. If you develop an infection and do not receive treatment, it may result in the need for more invasive and extensive treatments in the future, such as root canal therapy or tooth extraction.
If you have any questions about tooth infection, or to schedule a checkup with our experienced dentist, please contact our office today.
All services at Front Range Smiles are provided by Board Certified General Dentists.