Understanding Dental Pain and Bacterial Infections

About five years ago, a nagging pain started to form in my back molar. I ignored the pain for about six months, and the discomfort disappeared. The tooth soon cracked while I was munching on some nuts. After some x-rays and a brief meeting with my dentist, I was informed that I needed a root canal procedure. The dentist explained that the initial dental pain indicated that I had a dental infection. The bacteria destroyed the pulp and nerve inside the tooth, and this left the molar dead and brittle. The tooth was later repaired with a crown, and I started to investigate dental infections. I know now that dental infections are extremely serious. Bacteria can spread through the mouth, to the heart, and to the brain. In some cases, infectious bacteria can even destroy the jaw. You need to know these facts too, so you can retain your health.

Top 5 Tips For Overcoming Your Fear Of The Dentist

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 80 percent of Americans some form of dental anxiety, while between 5 and 14 percent of them have an extreme anxiety. A fear of the dentist is known as odontophobia. Fortunately, there are a few tips...

Are Oral Piercings Safe For Your Dental Health?

Even though oral piercings have been done for decades, there are still dental risks that are associated with them. Unfortunately, some people who have gotten piercings are unaware of those risks and end up suffering complications. To avoid those complications, it is...

What Is Tooth Resorption?

Nearly everyone knows that cavities are a threat to the health of teeth, but you might be surprised to learn that there’s another way teeth can be broken down. This disorder is called tooth resorption, and it can happen to anyone, regardless of their oral...

Dental Bone Grafts

The idea of a bone graft may sound quite scary, but you may need one for your oral health. Fortunately, these grafts are now often done on an outpatient basis and can help restore your smile. If your dentist recommends one, you need to know what the procedure...