Dental patients may wonder what would happen if they didn’t get a checkup and cleaning from The Fayetteville Dentist twice a year. The answer isn’t pretty.
A common result of untreated cavities are abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection near the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This collection of pus can be very uncomfortable, either causing a shooting pain or a dull throbbing pain. You may also experience bad breath, fever, swollen neck glands, and feelings of general discomfort associated with the infection.
Tooth abscesses can also be caused by a chip or a crack in the tooth that allows bacteria to enter.
To avoid unpleasant dental problems like abscesses, establish and maintain a good dental health routine. With daily brushing and flossing and regular checkups and cleanings, you can keep your mouth in peak health.
The Fayetteville Dentist in Durham NC provides general and cosmetic dentistry services. Make an appointment with us today.
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