Dental patients in the San Francisco area may wonder what would happen if they didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. The answer isn’t pretty.
A common result of untreated cavities are abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection near the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This collection of pus can be very uncomfortable, either causing a shooting tooth pain or a dull throbbing pain. You may also experience bad breath, fever, swollen neck glands, and feelings of general discomfort associated with the infection.
Tooth abscesses can also be caused by a chip or a crack in the tooth that allows bacteria to enter.
To avoid unpleasant dental problems like abscesses, have regular visits with your San Mateo, Pacifica, or Half Moon Bay dentist. With daily brushing and flossing and regular check-ups and cleanings, you can keep your mouth in peak health.
If you are looking for quality dental care in the Daly City area, come visit us here at Kenneth Hovden DDS. Dr. Kenneth Hovden has been a dentist in Daly City since 1981.
We can also answer any questions you have about smile makeover procedures such as dental crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, gum countouring, and dental implants.
Kenneth Hovden DDS offers:
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Call 650-755-6000 to schedule an appointment!