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Why a Fever and a Toothache Are Something That Should Worry You

Posted on 12/20/2019 by Dan Laizure
Why a Fever and a Toothache Are Something That Should Worry YouToothaches are something so high up on the pain scale they can be comparable to breaking bones. They feel that way because your tooth is made of calcium.

The inner dentin is a series of porous tubes that are connected to the root. When a cavity makes its way deep into the tooth, it causes those nerve centers to begin firing off.

Signs a Tooth Is Abscessing

Experiencing a normal toothache cannot kill you. It may sure feel like it can.  The underlying problems that result in feeling so much pain can, in fact, kill you. When you get a cavity, it causes a minor toothache. When that cavity erodes into the soft dentin center, the tooth can develop a pocket of pus inside the tooth. When this happens, you will see swelling in the tissue surrounding the tooth. You may even taste a foul material in your mouth that oozes from the tooth. All dangerous times to seek emergency dental care.

When you develop a fever, it's a sure sign that bacteria may try to enter your bloodstream.  The brain and mouth are closely grouped together. Meaning, the infection doesn't have to travel far to harm the brain. There was a high-profile case in Maryland where this exact scenario happened to a 12-year-old boy.  The moral of the story is to never take tooth infections lightly.

Treating Dental Infections

Most of the times when a tooth becomes abscessed it can be treated with a root canal and possibly a crown. Before any dental work can begin, our dentist will need to treat you with a round of antibiotics. This allows the infection to be killed off. Once completed, we can remove any remaining bacteria inside the tooth through the root canal procedure.

Toothaches happen and although being fatal is rare. You should contact our office immediately at the first signs of trouble. We can help you avoid unnecessary pain and suffering. Let us assist you in all your oral health care needs.

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