People can describe the agony they feel when their teeth are in pain as a killer, where their teeth are killing them.
While that is a hyperbole that may seem comical at first, please know that pain is how the body tells you that something is wrong. Taking painkillers will not solve the problem, and in fact may even make it a lot worse.
If you are also experiencing a fever, then you need to go to a dentist fast. A fever is a way in which the body tries to fight the invading bacteria with its own capabilities, and taking pills and painkillers will not help.
Fevers are symptomatic that a bacterial infection is taking place, and a bacterial infection if left untreated, will usually result to a dental abscess.
What is a Dental Abscess and What Should I Do?Simply put, a dental abscess is a condition wherein your tooth roots and even gums will have bacteria and pus gnawing at them, leading to tooth pain and a bacterial infection.
This is where you have fever and tooth pain. With the bacteria and pus having a feast with your gums, teeth and other tissues, you will experience not only pain in your mouth but even your jaw and ears. Fever may also be sudden, and malaise, or weakness, will also be present.
This is an indication that you will need to see a dentist as early as possible. Dental abscess can lead to some swelling and even increased sensitivity to temperature and difficulty in eating.
If you think you or a loved one is having a dental abscess, please have them visit as soon as possible a dentist or even a dental surgeon.
If left untreated, a dental abscess can lead to sepsis, which is lethal. Schedule an appointment with us and let us help you ensure a good dental health for you and for your family.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 622-9730 today.