Tooth Infection

Typically, when a tooth gets an infection it is due to bacterial contamination of the root pulp. The bacteria make their way through the tooth structure and eventually enter the pulp of the tooth. The pulp of the tooth is integrated into the blood stream of your ENTIRE body, thus we don’t want to allow these VIRULENT bacteria to cause you damage!

An abscess is where there is a proliferation of bacteria causing damage at the tip of the tooth root. Abscesses keep multiplying in the bone of your upper or lower jaw. This process is very painful and causes pain, swelling, and a general lethargic feeling.

Did you know that the health of your mouth affects the health of your whole body? When you have a bacterial infection in your mouth, that same bacteria travels into your bloodstream, and thus your whole body.

What To Do When You Have An Infected Tooth

The spread of this infection has been directly linked to heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and numerous other serious conditions. At Kansas City Smiles it is our goal to help you achieve optimal overall health. Signs of oral infection can be bleeding gums that are puffy or red, foul odor, tenderness, or pain.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, call us today to schedule an examination. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Nikki Christian
@ Independence
3820 S Whitney Ave
Independence, MO 64055
816.373.7374
Dr. Wesley Christian
@ Blue Springs
1400 S Outer Rd
Blue Springs, MO 64015
816.229.4010