Problems With Your Oral Health You Need to Treat Immediately
Posted on 4/10/2019 by Gregory A. Williams
There are many things you should do to maintain good oral health. Part of a good routine is getting checkups and professional cleanings twice a year. It is easy to schedule those things far in advance.
There are other oral health issues that cannot wait. Knowing when you can wait to visit our office and when you need to see us right away is important. There are several things that can happen with your oral health that require immediate attention before something worse happens.
If you have an accident that causes damage to your teeth and gums, getting immediate help is often very important. Accidents that break teeth or that damage the gums can cause many more problems if not treated. The initial treatment for an injury could make a big difference in how much it impacts your overall oral health. There are many times when a person does not realize the damage an accident causes. Because of that, getting into our office as soon as possible is very important.
Infections Another reason to see us as soon as you can is when infections set in. Abscesses and infections in the gums can create many problems for not only your oral health, but also for your overall health. The longer an infection is left untreated, the higher the risks are. Infections in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and can cause infections in other parts of the body. In the worst-case scenario, they can lead to a potentially fatal condition called sepsis.
The sooner we see someone with an abscess or infection, the easier it is to treat. It is easier to clean the infection and to start antibiotics that can help fight the infection. We want anyone that has the signs of an infection to get into our office as soon as they can.
Call our office to schedule an appointment or ask any questions.
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