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How to Prevent Pain from a Tooth Infection


Posted on 2/21/2022 by Dr. Dani Stansell
How to Prevent Pain from a Tooth InfectionYou may be feeling pain in your teeth and suspect you have an infection. Infections are a common problem with teeth, and they can cause a lot of pain. In this blog post, we'll discuss preventing pain from tooth infections. We'll also talk about how to treat the infection if it does occur.

What is a tooth infection, and how do you know if you have one?


A tooth infection occurs when bacteria enter the tooth and start to multiply. The bacteria can come from many sources, including food, plaque, or even your own saliva. If you have an infection, you may notice that your tooth is sensitive to hot or cold temperatures or that it hurts when you bite down. You may also see pus coming from the affected tooth.

Causes of tooth infections


There are many reasons why you might develop a tooth infection. One of the most common causes is poor oral hygiene. If you don't brush and floss your teeth regularly, plaque will build up on your teeth. This plaque is a breeding ground for bacteria, and if it isn't removed, it can lead to an infection. Other causes of tooth infections include gum disease, a cracked tooth, or a dental abscess.

How to Prevent Pain from a Tooth Infection


If you suspect that you have a tooth infection, it's essential to see a dentist right away. The sooner the infection is treated, the less pain you'll experience.

There are several things you can do at home to ease the pain of a tooth infection. One of the most effective home remedies is to rinse your mouth with saltwater. This will help reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. You can also take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help relieve pain.

To prevent dental infections, it's important to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once daily. It's also important to see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. If you have gum disease, it's important to get treatment to prevent the condition from progressing.

Locations & Hours


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9400 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 204
Raleigh, NC 27617

Phone: 984-477-0177
Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours
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1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours
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Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
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Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm


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