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SIGNS OF DENTAL INFECTION/BACTERIA AND 4 TREATMENT WAYS will be shared by BeDental in the article below, let’s find out!

It is a fact that Vietnamese people do not pay attention to oral health. Many cases of tooth infection/bacteria lead to death due to not being detected and treated promptly. Therefore, to protect your health as well as that of your family members, you need to have a general understanding of the signs of oral infection/bacteria and how to treat it.

What is a tooth infection?

Dental infection is a bacterial infection in the oral cavity and around the teeth. This disease also occurs when bacteria accumulate on the teeth and gums, creating a mucous membrane called plaque.

If plaque is not properly treated by brushing and orthodontics, it will turn into stains and promote rapid bacterial growth. At that time, bacteria will secrete toxic chemicals that damage teeth, gums, and surrounding structures, causing symptoms such as toothache, swollen gums, gingivitis, bad breath, gum loss, and eventually gum disease. along with tooth loss.

What is a tooth infection? Signs of dental infection and ways to prevent oral infections
What is a tooth infection? Signs of dental infection and ways to prevent oral infections

If a tooth infection is not treated promptly, the bacteria will spread to other parts of the body and cause serious health consequences. Therefore, maintaining proper oral hygiene, regularly brushing teeth and having regular dental check-ups are extremely necessary in preventing and treating dental infections.

Signs of dental infection

Basically, dental infections often have the following signs:

  • Toothache: The first, most common and easily recognizable sign of tooth infection/bacteria is the appearance of toothache right at the site of the infected tooth. The pain lasts continuously, is painful and gradually spreads to surrounding areas. Even all the way down to the jaw and up to the head. If the pain is prolonged and severe, the patient will not be able to determine where the tooth is infected and will need to take an X-ray to confirm.
  • Teeth are more sensitive: Infected teeth will have tiny holes on the tooth surface, making the teeth more sensitive, susceptible to sensitivity when exposed to temperatures that are too hot, too cold or external influences.
  • Swollen gums or pus discharge: If the tooth is inflamed, the gum area around the tooth shows signs of swelling, redness, and even acne at the root of the tooth. Besides, when pressing on the swollen area, white pus will flow out and may be accompanied by a foul odor.
  • Tooth discoloration: Tooth infection/bacteria will cause teeth to change color to gray or dark brown due to the death of the pulp during infection. Dead pulp will transform into toxins and rot, creating a bad odor on the teeth.
  • Swollen lymph nodes: If the infection is not treated promptly, it will spread to neighboring areas, affecting the jaw, sinuses and lymph nodes below the jaw and neck, causing the lymph nodes to swell and be painful to the touch.
  • Fever: Dental infections/bacteria will cause a fever that can reach over 38 degrees.

In addition to the above signs, when you have an oral infection/bacteria, there are other accompanying symptoms such as: chills, nausea, headache, dehydration, etc. When you have the above symptoms, you need to go to the dentist immediately, the nearest department for diagnosis and treatment.

Is tooth infection/bacteria contagious?

Bacterial tooth infections can be spread to others through direct contact with the oral secretions of an infected person. For example, when an infected person sneezes or coughs, or when they share dishes, the bacteria spread to others.

In addition, if you do not clean your teeth properly, bacteria will grow and spread throughout your mouth, even your teeth. This also causes many other diseases, such as gingivitis, tooth decay, tonsillitis, sinusitis and respiratory diseases.

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What is a tooth infection? Signs of dental infection and ways to prevent oral infections

Therefore, if you feel you have a dental bacterial infection, seek timely diagnosis and treatment to limit the spread to others and ensure your own health.

Are dental infections/bacteria dangerous?

Tooth infection/tooth decay is a serious and dangerous disease. If not treated promptly, it will cause many serious complications. Specifically:

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What is a tooth infection? Signs of dental infection and ways to prevent oral infections
  • Removal of infected teeth: If the infection is not detected in time, it will penetrate deep into the tooth root, enter the jawbone and penetrate deep into the soft tissues, which will lead to tooth extraction if not treated promptly. right way.
  • Tooth cyst: if a tooth abscess appears and is not detected promptly, fluid will form at the base of the tooth, oozing pus and having a foul odor.
  • Maxillary sinus infection: If infected molars are not detected early, treatment will lead to maxillary sinus infection because the molars are located near the sinuses.
  • Infectious endocarditis: Bacteria in an infected tooth can penetrate deep into the blood vessels, leading to infection.
  • Floor of mouth necrosis: Floor of mouth necrosis is a serious complication of dental infection. It can spread to the tongue, jaw, and chin areas. It can even lead to death.
  • Death: Tooth infection/bacteria can lead to death due to severe infection causing airway obstruction, suffocation and death.

In general, oral infection/bacteria is a dangerous disease that needs to be detected early and treated promptly.

Consequences of tooth infection?

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What is a tooth infection? Signs of dental infection and ways to prevent oral infections

Tooth infections will cause serious effects on our health, including:

  • Pain and inflammation: Dental infections will cause pain and inflammation in the teeth and gums. If not treated early, the bacteria will spread from the teeth to other places in the body and cause other serious health problems.
  • Tooth decay and tooth loss: Dental infections will cause tooth decay, when the bacteria destroy tooth enamel and spread deep into the mouth. If not treated early, tooth decay will lead to tooth loss and cause tooth loss that affects the quality of life.
  • Gingivitis: Tooth infection will cause gingivitis when bacteria penetrate the tooth, causing infection. If left untreated, gingivitis can cause tooth loss and other serious health problems.
  • Blood infection: Tooth infection can spread quickly to the blood circulation system, causing blood infection. This is a serious condition and can cause a number of serious health problems, such as septic shock and death.

Therefore, maintaining daily oral hygiene and treating oral infections is extremely necessary to ensure your health.

How to treat tooth infection/bacteria

When you have an oral infection, you need to immediately go to a reputable dental facility to be examined, diagnosed and given a treatment regimen appropriate to your condition. Normally, when a tooth is infected, the doctor will remove the inflammation to preserve the tooth by tearing and suctioning to remove swelling and pain.

After that, root canal treatment, tooth filling and porcelain tooth restoration will be performed if the real tooth is still strong enough to be retained. In cases of severe infection, the tooth must be extracted to remove pus, fluid and avoid infection in other areas.

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What is a tooth infection? Signs of dental infection and ways to prevent oral infections

In case you cannot go to the dental facility right away, you can rinse your mouth with warm water or diluted baking soda to relieve pain or use painkillers to relieve pain promptly. However, this is only a temporary measure, requiring you to see a specialist for thorough treatment.

Ways to prevent oral infections

To prevent oral infections, you should take the following measures:

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What is a tooth infection? Signs of dental infection and ways to prevent oral infections
  • Proper oral care: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and use a fluoride toothbrush and dental floss every day.
  • Adjust living habits: Staying away from fast food and carbonated beverages and drinking enough water will help the body purify and reduce the accumulation of bacteria on teeth.
  • Early treatment of dental diseases: If you have any signs of toothache or bleeding gums, you need to go for a check-up immediately for timely diagnosis and treatment.
  • Treat infections early: You should also treat some chronic diseases such as diabetes, hepatitis and cancer to help reduce the risk of dental infections.
  • Early treatment and oral care: Regular treatment and oral examinations at the dentist help detect and promptly treat some dental diseases and reduce the risk of dental infections.

Oral infections/bacteria not only cause pain and inconvenience in daily activities but also leave serious consequences. It can even lead to death if not treated promptly. Therefore, do not be subjective with your oral health. For free consultation on the scientific oral care process, please contact BeDental.



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