Tooth Infections: Know the Risks

An infected tooth can cause pain or a bad taste, but some people may not notice any symptoms. Infection happens when bacteria get inside the inner tooth.

Key takeaways:

  •  Injuries, chipped or cracked teeth should be assessed and treated by a dentist.
  •  Cavities can be filled to prevent bacteria entering the inner tooth.
  •  Progressive gum disease can lead to infection of tooth roots.

Schedule regular check-ups with your dentist; make an appointment if you damage a tooth or experience pain or sore, bleeding gums.

“Taking care of your smile can help prevent a tooth infection…”