Tooth Infections

Tooth infections occur when bacteria or foreign substances find their way into the tooth and reach the pulp. Cavities, broken or cracked teeth are areas of weakness for bacteria to make its way to the pulp.

What Causes Tooth Infections?

If your tooth is breached because of dental decay, food particles and bacteria are able to penetrate deeply within the tooth. Food or other particles become an irritant within the tooth. Your body will naturally fight the foreign substances creating an infection. Often your body will create an abscess in an effort to push out the irritating substances. Another possible source for a dental infection occurs when dead cells and tissues are blocked or trapped within the tooth. Your body has a natural ability to gets rid of dead cells and cellular waste. If your body's natural cleansing system is blocked, then toxins from inside the tooth or around the tooth may turn into an infection.

Some abscesses or infections can be easily healed if you are in good health. Never avoid your dentist when an infection takes root.  Dr. Bruggeman is a general dentist in Thornton, Colorado who can help you recover or give dental advise when an infection is present.

Abscess Of An Infected Tooth?

When an infection develops within your tooth pulp your body responds by trying to remove the infected substance. This may cause painful inflammation in your mouth. A lump of infected derbies may form on your gums surrounding the infection with pus. Pus is a thin protein-rich fluid that your body uses to trap and contain foreign substances. This lump is known as an abscess and can be very painful.

Steps To Take With An Infected Tooth

As soon as your sense pain and discomfort, avoid sugar foods and caffeine. Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Bruggeman to determine where the pain and discomfort may be coming from. Dr. Bruggeman will help determine if an infection is even present.

Types of Dental Infections

Symptoms of a Dental Infection

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Bruggeman's main goal is to provide the best dental treatment possible while making you comfortable in the dental office.

Over the 12+ years he has practiced he has been able to further his knowledge by participating in several continuing education courses that has allowed him to treat most every dental need. - read more

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