A tooth infection is often a precursor to more serious dental problems, our dentist and amazing team of dental professionals at Heim Dental will help to treat this problem quickly. If you believe that you have an infected tooth, then please call our office (303) 791-2570 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jay R. Heim.
A tooth infection, also known as an abscessed tooth, develops inside of the tooth where the pulp tissue is located. If this soft tissue inside the roots and pulp chamber of your tooth becomes infected, then you may need to undergo root canal therapy in order to save the tooth. If left untreated, a tooth infection can cause you to lose your tooth altogether.
Symptoms of tooth infection include:
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Swelling of your glands
- Swelling or redness of your gums
- Tooth sensitivity to temperature and pressure
- A recurring bitter taste in your mouth
- Swelling of the upper or lower jaw
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our office immediately. A tooth infection is easier to treat if caught early enough.
Tooth infections can be prevented when you follow good oral hygiene practices. If you injure a tooth, then visit us as soon as possible so we can repair the tooth before it starts to develop an infection. We invite you to contact our office today (303) 791-2570 to learn more about tooth infections and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.