Dental Infections

Dental AbscessIf you have a swelling or draining infection in your mouth, contact your dentist immediately. Untreated infections can cause serious health risks. Severe infections can close off the airway or travel to the brain.

Full list of oral health care concerns and medication conditions.

  • If you notice a bump next to your tooth, a bad taste, or pus- this is a sign of a dental infection. Call your dentist ASAP for treatment.
  • Abscess or a dental infection is when bacteria travel to the bottom of your tooth around the root. This causes swelling in a tight space, which is why often times people describe their toothache as having a “heartbeat”.