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If you have cavities in your teeth, they provide an entrance for harmful bacteria to infiltrate the dental pulp. As bacteria accumulate in this area, it causes a tooth infection that can result in serious damage to the tooth. It’s essential to take care of cavities promptly to avoid complications that may cause tooth loss.

Symptoms of a Tooth Infection

In the early stages, you may not notice the presence of a tooth infection. However, over time, you will likely experience a range of symptoms that may include:

  • Tooth sensitivity when consuming hot, cold, sweet, sticky or sour foods
  • Dark spots on the teeth
  • Tooth pain
  • Gum discolouration
  • Swelling of the gums

When to Visit Your Dentist

If you experience any of the above symptoms, book an appointment with your dentist. If you notice any chips or cracks in your teeth, this may provide a channel for bacteria to enter the dental pulp, so it’s best to visit your dentist to assess for any problems. This way, they can work proactively and address issues early before serious complications occur.

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The doctors at BC Perio Dental Health and Implant Centre specialize in all facets of periodontal and surgical therapy, with a strong focus on dental implant treatments that can replace single, multiple, or all missing teeth.