A tooth infection, or a dental abscess, isn’t something to be taken lightly. Without proper treatment, it can become severe to the point that the whole tooth is at risk, not to mention your overall wellness. The question then is, “How do I know if I have a tooth infection?” Here are some of the most common signs of tooth infections, so you can be aware of any problems early on and seek treatment as soon as possible.
Symptoms of a Tooth Abscess
Treatment is always easier when a dental issue is caught early on. That’s why it’s important to be on the lookout for symptoms. As soon as you notice something is off, you can seek dental care. Here are some of the most common signs of a tooth infection:
- Tooth pain, ranging from a dull ache to persistent, severe pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Facial swelling
- Swelling in lymph nodes
- Persistent bad breath
- Bad taste in your mouth
Seek a Dental Professional
If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, we strongly encourage you to contact Smiles Dental to get your teeth checked out. During your visit, we’ll perform an assessment to determine whether or not an infection is present and put a plan of action in place. Before you know it, your smile will be back to great health!
One of a Kind(Ness) in the Pacific NW
At Smiles Dental, our teams are trained in handling a wide range of dental issues, including tooth infections. Since we provide comprehensive dentistry, we’ll be able to create a customized treatment that addresses the specific issues behind the infection, whether that means root canal therapy or something else. Call or email one of our practice locations in Washington or Oregon today for an appointment!