Tooth Infection

New Vision Dentistry is ready with the immediate care you need to relieve the symptoms of tooth infection.

Infections of the teeth can occur anytime bacteria are allowed to enter the tooth by way of a cavity or other enamel damage. Any infection in the body poses a serious threat to your system, and a tooth infection is no different. Tooth infections can directly impact the overall health of your mouth, jaw, and throat, and in some cases, the infection can leach into the bloodstream and cause problems in other areas of the body, impacting major organs and systems. Tooth infections require immediate, professional care to ensure proper treatment of the infection and to prevent possible reinfection.

Some tooth infections are asymptomatic but most present with some signs of trouble. Symptoms of tooth infection include:

  • Pain in the teeth, gums, and jaw
  • Increased pain when chewing
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Mouth sores
  • Bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Puss
  • Gum discoloration
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Fever

Woman with tooth infection

It’s important to take action immediately if you notice any signs of a tooth infection to protect your overall health and remaining healthy teeth. The team at New Vision Dentistry in Citrus Heights, CA, will be able to devise a comprehensive plan to treat your infection and restore your tooth after an exam and x-ray to determine the extent of the damage. Our team is ready with treatment, including antibiotics to stop the infection, pain medication to return comfort, reconstruction techniques to prevent entry of bacteria, cavity and enamel treatment, and plaque removal.

If you notice any of the symptoms of a tooth infection or are experiencing a toothache, contact our team as soon as possible. At New Vision Dentistry, Dr. Le and Dr. Behl prioritize care for tooth infections to ensure you receive the timely and comprehensive care you need to restore your mouth to health.

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