Optimum oral hygiene is necessary to keep the mouth and gums healthy. Both at-home care and professional dental care play key roles in maintaining oral health. At Royal Dental, we take care of oral health for our all patients with appointments at regular intervals, thus preventing any serious oral health problem with proper care, and using advanced dental technology. However, a common question is what happens when one misses a regular follow-up dental check-up appointment. The answer is simple, one is more prone to develop common oral infections.
Read on to learn more about common oral infections and how to prevent them.
What are the sign and symptoms of oral infection?
What are the common infections in the oral cavity?
There are many types of infections in the oral cavity. Let’s take a look at more common lesions to have a basic understanding and how to prevent them.
One of the primary reasons to seek dental consultation is swelling of the face, jaws, or gums, which can be due to many reasons, the most common being abscessed teeth. This happens when dental decay goes untreated and the lesion is allowed to progress to an extent that is beyond normal tooth filling, depending upon the extent either tooth can be saved or extracted.
It can be due to a lesion within the tooth which also manifests as a gum infection or can be a primary infection of gums due to poor oral hygiene.
Dental decay is most observed when one misses regular appointments associated with poor oral hygiene and high consumption of sugar diet with frequent snacks between meals. When the bacteria are allowed to stay for a longer period, an acid attack by bacteria initiates dental decay.
Gingivitis is inflamed gums due to the accumulation of plaque and calculus. This is the earlier stage of gums disease. Bleeding gums is one of the most common symptoms associated with it.
It is an advanced gum disease that can lead to bone loss or mobility of teeth. It usually involves advanced dental treatment and can be treated successfully if treated early.
It happens when soft tissue over impacted teeth allows accumulation of food, which is sometimes difficult to flush away with regular at-home care, thus necessitating dental visits.
Sore throat, swelling, fever, and blisters can be manifestations of oral infections due to viral and fungal infections. They need proper management by a professionally trained dentist.
Is there any way to prevent oral infections?
Oral infections can be easily prevented by simply following regular dental checkups, that allow early detection and treatment. Undiagnosed lesions can progress to advanced stages, resulting in complications and complex treatment. Moreover, you can save a lot of money, and time just with early diagnosis and management of developing dental problems.
Schedule a Consultation:
At Royal Dental, our dedicated team and experienced dentist are professionally trained to early diagnose and treat common oral infections. If you are experiencing any discomfort, or have questions or concerns related to the oral health problem. Call today 713-330-7700 or book your appointment online to schedule your consultation.