Tooth infection can be a serious problem for your oral and overall health, and if untreated, it may lead to the loss of the tooth. Our dentist and team offer a number of treatments for tooth infection, including root canals and other endodontic therapies. We will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine the severity of the infection and develop a treatment plan to restore your oral health. To learn more about treating tooth infection in Commerce City, Colorado, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Lawrence Willis, call Commerce City Dental Center today at 303-288-6877.
Your teeth are packed with nerves, so when your tooth becomes infected, it can cause significant discomfort as well as oral health problems. Infections may be caused by a variety of factors. Most frequently, a tooth infection is caused by untreated tooth decay or a cracked or broken tooth. When bacteria penetrate the tooth enamel through the decayed or cracked area, they infect the tooth.
Some common signs of infection include:
- Pain in the tooth, jawbone or neck
- Swelling in the cheek or affected area
- Sensitivity, especially to hot or cold
- Pressure-related sensitivity
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
If you have both a fever and swelling, or have trouble breathing or swallowing, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Our office provides emergency dental care, and we will schedule an emergency appointment for you as soon as you contact our office. In severe cases, the infection may reach your jawbone and result in the need for extensive oral surgery. We strongly encourage you to call and make an appointment as soon as you suspect that you may have a tooth infection.
For more information and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please contact our office today.