Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
Your Worth, IL, dentists can help, especially when it comes to giving advice about good oral hygiene habits.
You are susceptible to tooth infections if you don't take proper care of your oral hygiene.
There are several reasons why your tooth may get infected:
- Due to a poor oral or dental regimen, cavities may form. Cavities are formed when a person eats and doesn't brush or floss. The result is the accumulation of plaque, which contains an acid-producing bacteria that breaks down the enamel, the protective layer covering your teeth. This exposes the sensitive layers of the tooth and allows the bacteria to infect the pulp unless the cavity is dealt with immediately.
- An unhealthy oral regimen isn't the only thing that can cause your enamel to break and expose the pulp. Cracks and chips due to playing sports, for example, can also help bacteria infiltrate the enamel and infect the pulp. Trauma to your teeth may be due to several things, such as playing a sport and sustaining an injury or even a car accident.
Dental Procedures in Case of Tooth Infection:
- Root Canal: If your tooth develops an infection or becomes inflamed in the pulp of the tooth, a tissue consisting of blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerve cells, a root canal may be necessary.
- Tooth Extraction: If your tooth is infected and you haven't visited your Worth dentist, you may need a tooth extraction if your tooth has been severely deteriorated.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call your Worth, IL, dentist at (708) 448-0333.