Tooth Infections And Gum Disease Symptoms

TOOTH INFECTIONS

It is hard to believe, but it is true, that the largest amount of bacteria or germs are found in an adult’s mouth - not on the hands or feet or any other part of the body.

WHAT IS A TOOTH INFECTION?

A tooth infection is an extremely painful dental problem. It may be a throbbing or sharp pain, or a dull ache, in a tooth or around a tooth. If not treated immediately, the infection could spread to other tissues around the tooth or in the mouth or even in the body. A tooth infection should be taken very seriously because it could lead to a tooth extraction and even death as in the video below. Tooth infections are usually a result of poor oral hygiene.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A TOOTH INFECTION?

1. The cheek or the face of the person is swollen.
2. With the swelling, there may be pus and bleeding.
3. Pain is felt when pressure is exerted on the tooth.
4. Gums around the tooth may be swollen.
5. A bad taste may be prominent in your mouth.
6. The tooth may be extremely sensitive to cold or heat.
7. A person may experience a fever.

WISDOM TEETH INFECTIONS

Infection in wisdom teeth usually occurs when the tooth or teeth are not fully grown or when the teeth grow in a slanted direction.

WHAT ARE WISDOM TEETH INFECTIONS?

1. Pericoronitis is an infection that is found in the gum tissue around the wisdom tooth.
2. Caries is another infection that occurs when the wisdom tooth grows crooked and leaves a space between the wisdom tooth and the next tooth.
3. Tooth decay can also be responsible for infection of wisdom teeth. With ordinary brushing, food often cannot be removed from the wisdom teeth area.
4. When wisdom teeth are not fully grown or developed, a cyst infection or tumor can appear in the tooth gums.
5. Tilted or slanted wisdom teeth in any direction can damage the teeth or gums next to them.

GUM INFECTIONS AND GUM DISEASE

A gum infection can be the result of a plaque build-up which settles at the base of your teeth. This plaque can infect your gums, causing them to become inflamed and swollen and even to recede away from your teeth.

WHAT IS GINGIVITIS AND PERIODONTITUS?

In its hardened form, plaque can lead to Gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease, which can even cause gaps in your gums and destroy the support structure of your teeth or tooth.

A gum infection can become the more serious gum disease known as Periodontitus. This is more common among adults than most people realize. The sticky tartar on teeth develops into hardened plaque because brushing doesn’t always sufficiently clean the teeth. This proves the importance of professional cleaning by a dental hygienist.

Gum Disease usually develops in adults in their 30’s and older. Research seems to show that men are more likely to develop gum disease. Once the infection is treated, the periodontist may recommend a deep cleaning where the tartar and plaque are removed above and below the gum line.

SYMPTOMS OF GUM INFECTIONS:

1. Bleeding gums, and perhaps especially when you brush.
2. Bad breath—but this can be a sign of various infections.
3. Swollen or discolored gums.
4. A toothache—but this, too, can be a symptom of other problems.
5. Discolored gums with an unhealthy red appearance.
6. Painful chewing.
7. Receding gums or teeth that appear longer.

HOW TO CURE GUM DISEASE

If you are diagnosed with gum disease there are several ways to treat it. The most common treatment is root planing, also called deep cleaning. The dentist in the video below demonstrates this procedure and what is involved with it.

SINUS INFECTIONS

Pain of any sort in a tooth or the teeth often leaves people thinking they have infection in their teeth. With a sinus infection, a person can suffer with a headache as well. The sinuses are located in the upper part of your jaw bone, and a sinus infection can be extremely painful. Most people make an appointment with a dentist in such a case, and some learn that their “toothache” is actually Sinusitis, or a sinus headache which has nothing to do with your teeth.

After seeing your dentist, if any extensive or shocking procedure is recommended, take the time to immediately look for a second opinion. In some cases, even a third opinion could be advisable.

The following news report video is a true story of a young man who sadly thought he just had a sinus infection when it was really a tooth infection and it led to his death. It emphasizes the importance of seeing your dentist as soon as possible. If you don't have a dentist, click here to find one.

HOW CAN YOU LOWER THE DENTAL COST FOR TREATING A TOOTH INFECTION OR GUM DISEASE?

People choose AmeriPlan Dental for several reasons, beyond what they save on tooth infections and gum disease:

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Keep in mind that traditional dental insurance usually only permits about $1,000 per year in coverage so tooth infections or gum disease are likely to take the average person beyond this annual limit. In light of this, most people seeking assistance for the cost of an infected tooth and gum disease are thankful to learn about a discount plan or supplement to their employer paid dental insurance.

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