Oral Infections: What You Should Know

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Did you know that before antibiotics were created, dental infections were the third most common cause of death in the world? However, there are many different things you can do to protect your teeth and keep them healthy. Still, not every dental infection is extremely serious.

Another relatively common infection is oral herpes which is caused by the herpes simplex virus. When you are infected with this virus for the first time, you will have to deal with flu-like symptoms as well as blisters or ulcers in your mouth. Sadly, once you have this virus, you’ll never be able to permanently to get rid it, though the infection will usually go dormant. Sadly, you could experience recurrent outbreaks. These outbreaks will typically involve painful blisters around your mouth. These should rupture after only a few days.

In fact, did you know that untreated cavities, which are commonly brought on by tooth decay, cause most of these infections? Fortunately, brushing and flossing on a daily basis will help you avoid this problem. You should also schedule bi-annual dental appointments with our dentist and our team.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, or are experiencing a sharp or dull pain, or bleeding or swelling in your gums, we suggest setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. David E. Pearson, as soon as possible. If you would like to learn more about dealing with dental infections in Lawrenceville, Georgia, please feel free to give David E. Pearson DMD PC a call at 770.995.9051. We look forward to receiving your call soon.