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Why Are Abscesses So Dangerous?

Posted on 6/10/2018 by Dr. Michael Allard
Dental Abscess Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery AZ 85308-8370Did you know that an abscess is incredibly dangerous and you should never ignore its symptoms? Some people are totally unaware of what dangers can come with an abscess. Occasionally, people will show the symptoms of an abscess and ignore them as long as they can.

This can lead to complications and make you very sick. You need to make sure you understand what can happen when you have an abscess, and come in to get it checked out as soon as you notice any signs that one may be happening.

Signs You May Have an Abscess

Dental abscesses are infections. They can be in any oral tissue in your mouth, but they are typically found inside your tooth or the gum area around the root of your tooth. This infection can put a lot of pressure on that enclosed space, causing immense amounts of pain.

Plus, it can also pop, basically spreading the infection to all tissues around it. This means that your bloodstream will take the infected cells and deposit them all around the body, including the brain, the lungs, and of course, the heart.

If you have not only a toothache, but also a fever, you need to come in and get checked out. The same goes if you have a toothache that keeps getting worse and your pain is enough to interrupt your life. This type of pain is not normal, and is your body's way of saying you need to pay attention. Warm skin around the sore spot is also a good sign that you have an infection.

Any of these symptoms on its own are easy to ignore. However, when you have them all, they point to one problem - an abscess. Come in today and let us check and make sure that toothache you have isn't the beginning of an abscess.
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