A facial infection or dental abscess is an infected tooth or an infection under the gums, which leads to all kinds of problems if left untreated. These infections are extremely painful, often making it impossible to perform ordinary activities. Some of the problems they can cause are infection of the surrounding bone, tooth loss, soft tissue and sinus infection, and even life-threatening conditions such as septicemia (infection of the entire bloodstream) and abscess of the brain.
When an abscess or infection does develop, it’s critical to get it treated as quickly as possible. The sooner treatment begins, the better it will be for your teeth, gums, and jaw bones. Contact North Haven Dentists if you are experiencing symptoms such as intense toothaches, increased tooth sensitivity, swelling of the gums, a foul taste in the mouth, or a fever associated with tooth pain.