Treating Facial Infections And Abscesses At Smile Solutions

What Are Facial Infections And Abscesses?

A facial infection or dental abscess is an infection under the gums or the tooth itself. This can lead to several issues if left untreated. These infections are extremely painful, often making it impossible to perform ordinary activities. Some of the problems they can cause are infection of the surrounding bone, tooth loss, infection of the soft tissue, and even life-threatening conditions such as septicemia (infection of the entire bloodstream).

How Do Infections Develop?

Facial infections and dental abscesses can form as the result of poor hygiene or bacteria exposure from an injury. Certain factors can also increase the risk of developing an infection, such as immunodeficiency disorders, alcoholism, and diabetes. It’s always better to prevent these infections from developing, so make sure to follow a good oral hygiene routine of twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, regular dental appointments, and avoiding consuming excess sugar.

How Can Dr. Clothier Help?

When an abscess or infection does develop, it’s critical to get it treated as quickly as possible. The sooner treatment begins, the better it will be for your teeth, gums, and jawbones. Contact Smile Solutions if you are experiencing symptoms such as intense toothaches, increased tooth sensitivity, swelling of the gums, a foul taste in the mouth, or fever associated with tooth pain. Call us at (620) 231-4140 so Dr. Clothier can get you on the path back to good oral health today!