Need to Know: Tooth Infections and Pain

Not all tooth infections cause pain. Once a tooth or tissue has died, some people may not feel any symptoms. Pain can also be intermittent while the body tries to fight infection.

Key takeaways:

  • Cavities and cracks need treatment to prevent bacteria from entering the tooth and causing infection.
  • Your dentist can identify damaged teeth using X-rays.
  • Infections need professional dental treatment.

Your dentist can identify problems and provide early treatment so regular check-ups are really important.

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