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Dental Infection

Understanding Dental Infection: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments?

Dental infections originate in the teeth or supporting structures and can spread to the surrounding tissues. These infections occur due to bacterial growth that can have different causes such as advanced dental caries, gum inflammation,tooth abscess, trauma or failed dental procedures. Infections are severe and very painful affecting children and adults.

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How Dental Infection Spreads

Dental infections are typically caused by bacteria that live in the mouth. These bacteria can enter the tooth or gum tissue through a cavity, crack, or injury. Dental infections are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause them can be spread through saliva, such as by sharing utensils, kissing, or other close contact. Practicing good oral hygiene and care can prevent dental infections from developing or spreading.

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Preventing Dental Infection

Dental infections can be prevented by practicing proper oral hygiene by brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste after every meal or at least twice a day, visiting the dentist every 6 months or once a year for an early examination and diagnosis, reducing the consumption of sweet, sticky foods and carbonated beverages, avoiding harmful substances such as tobacco and alcohol.

Signs and Symptoms of Dental Infection

Symptoms in Men and Women Include

  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitivity of teeth to heat or cold temperatures
  • Swollen, tender lymph nodes
  • Swelling of the face or cheek
  • Sensitivity to the pressure chewing or biting

Treatments of Dental Infection

Treatment of dental infection varies depending on the severity of the condition, the most important step is to visit the dentist to remove the cause of the infection and restore the dental structures.

Antibiotic therapy is indicated for severe local or facial space infections. Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid 500/128mg for 7-10 days is the medication of first choice. Clindamycin 600 mg for 7 days and macrolides such as Erythromycin 500mg are prescribed in case of penicillin allergy. Analgesics are also prescribed to relieve pain and fever.

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