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Symptoms Accompanying an Oral Infection?

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Concerned patient discussing her tooth pain with her dentist while sitting in a dental chairOral infections have the potential to develop in various areas of your mouth, including the cheeks, palate, lips, teeth, and tongue. It is crucial to prioritize dental health to prevent these infections. Oral infections occurring beneath or within a tooth are often attributed to decay or a fractured tooth. This allows the infection to extend to the pulp, a component of the tooth comprising connective tissues, blood vessels, and large nerves. It is important to note that bacteria from the affected tooth can readily migrate to nearby teeth and tissues, exacerbating the oral infection. Multiple symptoms are linked to oral infections. Below, we explore some of them.

Having Swollen or Bleeding Gums

Oral infections may manifest through aching or bleeding gums. Bleeding gums are often linked to gum disease, which can worsen if left untreated. Individuals with underlying conditions such as diabetes may face heightened risks, as these conditions reduce the ability to resist bacteria and infections. Swollen or bleeding gums indicate a potential oral infection, requiring immediate medical attention to prevent further complications. Our professionals are prepared to assess your condition and provide prompt treatment.

Pain in Your Mouth and Jaw

Mouth and jaw pain, accompanied by symptoms like sore muscles, can indicate an oral infection. Various infections, including sinus problems and gum disease, can contribute to discomfort in specific sections of your teeth. If you experience painful sensations in your mouth or jaw, you should visit our offices promptly for a thorough examination. This is important because delaying treatment can profoundly affect your oral health. You are likely to experience severe damage if you are not treated in time.

Loose or Lost Teeth

Loose teeth may signify an oral infection, often associated with advanced gum disease. Tooth loss could also indicate the early stages of osteoporosis, which weakens bones and reduces bone density. Prompt attention is crucial to address this potential oral infection. It can also help save your tooth by preventing extraction. For detailed information on the symptoms of oral infections, feel free to contact our offices.

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