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In order to keep a smile safe, it is important to always make sure any infections are not allowed to rise within teeth. If an abscess occurs to a tooth, it means an infection is present which can leave your smile vulnerable to numerous other forms of dental damage including damaged pulps and the potential for tooth death.

If you think you are suffering from a toothache, it is important to look for signs and symptoms that it may be occurring. Common symptoms include high fevers, chills, or facial rashes that cannot be treated with medications or easily explained. In addition, if you are noticing discharge around a tooth and severe swelling and inflammation are occurring, it may be the result of a tooth infection. Furthermore, if you are taking medications but continue to feel pain or if you’re suffering from a TMJ disorder, it may be linked to a toothache. Additional risk factors and symptoms of toothaches include wisdom teeth that are erupting and severe pain 24 hours after a tooth extraction. If you think you are suffering from a toothache, visit your dentist for an oral examination and treatments.

Make sure to take diligent care of your toothache, so that your smile can last for ages. For more information about toothache treatments, or to schedule a comprehensive oral examination with Dr. Glen Lockwood and our team at Kenai Dental Clinic, give us a call at 907-283-4875. Our dentist office is suitably located in Kenai, Alaska.