Tooth Infections: 3 Things To Remember

When it comes to dental health issues, the topic of tooth infections is one that tends to strike an emotional nerve with our patients. You want to know how to avoid them, you want reassurance that everything will be fine if an infection occurs, and you hope you never have to deal with one! While we understand your feelings, we would like to reassure you that as long as you keep up with your six-month checkups, there’s nothing to stress about. Should one occur, we provide gentle root canal treatments. As for a few things to keep in mind, you’ll find that they will help you feel much more relaxed about your oral health.

#1: We Can Fix It

First, don’t spend any time worrying about your tooth. We can fix the problem with a root canal treatment. “But what if the infection is extremely severe and the root canal won’t work?” you ask frantically! Again, no worries. In this case, we may extract the tooth and then replace it. It’s always nice to avoid serious problems, of course, but when they occur, we are here to repair the damage.

#2: You Can Often Prevent Them

You can usually avoid the development of a tooth infection. Here’s how:

  • Brush and floss as we recommend
  • Don’t eat anything that could crack a tooth
  • See us very consistently (every six months on the dot)
  • Schedule any restorative care you need immediately, rather than waiting

#3: Sometimes, Things Just Happen

While you will likely never deal with a tooth infection if you are dedicated to your dental care, don’t feel bummed if you find yourself in need of a root canal treatment. Things happen. Fortunately, we are here to fix them and send you on your merry way!

See Us For A Root Canal Today!

If your tooth is infected, don’t wait a minute longer. We can fix your tooth right up and send you back into the world with a healthy smile with the help of a comfortable root canal treatment. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.