Leaving an untreated tooth leaves it susceptible to becoming infected. A tooth infection happens when bacteria gets in the tooth through a chip, crack or a cavity.
Did you know that an untreated tooth infection can spread to other places in your body?
Symptoms of Tooth Infection
Throbbing tooth pain
Swelling of the cheeks
Tender or swollen lymph nodes in the neck
Sensitive to pressure in the mouth
Pain that worsens as you lie down
Throbbing jawbone, ear or neck pain
Symptoms of the Tooth Infection Spreading to the Body
A tooth infection can spread to elsewhere in your body which could become potentially life-threatening. Below is a list of signs and symptoms that the tooth has spread elsewhere:
You feel unwell such as a headache, fatigue, dizziness
You are dehydrated
Increased heart rate
Increased breathing rate
Stomach pain and/or diarrhea, vomiting
What to Do
It is imperative to have diagnosed treatment completed when it is found to avoid getting a tooth infection. If you are experiencing a toothache please call our office to get treatment before it gets worse at 780-849-2233.
*If you are experiencing a high fever, chest pain, difficulty breathing, mental confusion, seizures or convulsions, unexplained skin rash, persistent vomiting or pain when urinating please contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.