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Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
Posted on 4/13/2018 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Every day, we constantly face the danger of bringing germs and bacteria into contact with our face and mouth, which makes us susceptible to oral, dental, and facial infections. For this reason, we urge people to always practice proper oral hygiene. You should be aware that a standard and proper oral hygiene includes washing of the face, as well as the brushing and flossing of teeth. Observing these hygiene practices will help you in preventing certain types of infections. Dental Infections Dental infections normally happen and most people will suffer one in their lifetime. Dental infections are usually caused by bacteria that gather within the pulp of the tooth. The infection will often lead to the appearance of a sack of discharge around the infected tooth called a dental abscess. The infected tooth is treated by either an extraction or a root canal. Root canals are the choice if you want to keep your infected tooth. However, in cases where extraction is needed, it is vital to make sure that the area of infection has been cleaned and cleared. Different Types of Dental Infections There are different types of dental infections and the first of which is a gingival infection. This type of infection involves the gum tissue. Another type of dental infection is a periodontal infection, this time affecting the supporting bone tissue structures of a tooth. Lastly, periapical infections are abscesses that happen within the pulp of the tooth. Symptoms you should watch out for include sensitivity of the tooth and gum to cold and hot temperatures, intense toothache, swelling of the cheek or face, and fever. As oral surgeons, we perform extractions the safest way possible, eliminating the possibility of any infection to take place. In case you think you are currently suffering from any dental infections, we can provide you the treatment choices based on the level of infection you have....
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All Posts:

Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017


Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
Email: reception@clackamasoralsurgery.com
Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015