What Should You Do When Your Teeth Are Infected and Painful?
Infected teeth often originate from tooth decay, causing pulpitis, pulp necrosis leading to the infection of the entire tooth. Sometimes the cause is because the old filling is open, or the porcelain restoration is open, causing bacteria to accumulate inside to form an infection.
More seriously, the infection can spread around the gums and bone around the teeth causing swelling, fever, ... the term is called "cellulitis".
Having cellulitis means you have a widespread infection, which may require hospitalization for treatment.
To avoid the risk of infection spreading, you need to see a doctor early to clean the necrotic pulp and to treat the "cause of the infection".
Many people try to use antibiotics and pain relievers to "get over the pain", but the root cause is that the necrotic pulp area has not been cleaned, the infection may still appear again.
Long-term use of antibiotics can lead to the phenomenon of bacteria "resistant to the drug". At that time, controlling the infection will be significantly more difficult and complicated!
So, weighing the pros and cons of early or delayed dental treatment, the advice is to treat oral infections as soon as possible, the sooner the easier and less painful, less risky treatment.
Please contact us for further advice if you have any questions or concerns.
Lan Anh Dental Clinic, established in 1980, has been operating continuously for more than forty years so far.
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Infected teeth often originate from tooth decay, causing pulpitis, pulp necrosis leading to the infection of the entire tooth.