The Dangers of Tooth Infection

Posted on April 1, 2019 by Gentle Dental Care Team

Tooth Infection

If you have ever had a tooth infection, you may have disregarded it until it went away. While they do hurt or may make your breath smell bad, you may not think the consequences extend beyond that. They can be very bothersome, but not life-threatening, right? Unfortunately, a tooth infection left to its own devices can spread to other parts of your mouth and body. While rare, people have died due to tooth infections spreading before.

We don’t mean to scare you, but it is very important that you take a moment to read this, especially if you have an untreated tooth infection. The risks are to great for you to take.

Deadly Tooth Infections

Tooth infections can be more than bothersome

While you may just be tolerating your tooth infection for now, that could be a dangerous risk to take. In the case that your infection doesn’t drain on its own, you could end up with infections in your throat, head, or jaw. In rare cases, this infection can take to your bloodstream. Sepsis within any of these parts of your body can kill you. In the most extreme cases, the infection can reach your brain.

When you have a tooth infection, abscesses will form around it. These will fill with pus and will not go away on their own. They can make you even more uncomfortable while dealing with your infection.

This is, unfortunately, a terrifying reality. However, tooth infections are easily taken care of if you go to a dentist.

How Will My Dentist Help Me?

Your dentist can help

Before a tooth infection becomes severe, schedule an appointment with Gentle Dental so that we can take care of it for you. This entails draining any abscesses and possibly giving you a root canal to save your tooth. Surely, this is much better than having an infection spread through your body.

You should never have to choose between your well-being and your money. Gentle Dental offers a few financing and payment options that will help you get the emergency care you need. If you just go to the emergency room, you will have your tooth pulled and will be charged hundreds of dollars, if not thousands. Don’t let it get that far. Come to us immediately.

Go to Gentle Dental

Gentle Dental can get you the best emergency dental care you need. Don’t allow that infection to continue to make you uncomfortable and possibly make you ill. Come to Gentle Dental so that we can get rid of the problem immediately, and save your tooth as well.

Go here to select a location for your next appointment with us. We look forward to seeing you and providing you with the best dental care in Texas.