Tooth infections occur when bacteria or foreign substances find their way into the tooth and reach the pulp or nerve of the tooth. Cavities, broken or cracked teeth can be areas of weakness for bacteria to make its way to the pulp.
If your tooth is breached because of dental decay, food particles and bacteria are able to penetrate deeply within the tooth. Food or other particles become an irritant within the tooth. Your body will naturally fight the foreign substances creating an infection. Often your body will create an abscess in an effort to push out the irritating substances. Another possible source for a dental infection occurs when dead cells and tissues are blocked or trapped within the tooth. Your body has a natural ability to gets rid of dead cells and cellular waste. If your body's natural cleansing system is blocked, then toxins from inside the tooth or around the tooth may turn into an infection.
Some abscesses or infections can be easily healed if you are in good health but do require help from dental professionals. Never avoid your dentist when an infection happens. Dr. Poulson is a general dentist in Brighton, Colorado who can help you recover or give dental advise when an infection is present.
When an infection develops within your tooth pulp your body responds by trying to remove the infected substance. This may cause painful inflammation in your mouth. A lump of infected derbies may form on your gums surrounding the infection with pus. Pus is a thin protein-rich fluid that your body uses to trap and contain foreign substances.
As soon as your sense pain and discomfort, avoid sugar foods and caffeine. Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Poulson to determine where the pain and discomfort may be coming from. Dr. Poulson will help determine if an infection is present and what needs to be done to treat it.
Dr. Poulson and his team are focused on helping you with your unique needs and challenges as it relates to your oral health. Dr. Poulson is focused on providing education and understanding as it pertains to your mouth and oral health. He and his team are focused on providing everyday understanding of how to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible.
Our dentist, Dr. Poulson will recommend how often you'll need routine checkups. Ideally you should see Dr. Poulson once or twice a year. We will examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other health problems.
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