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Just like any other part of your body, your teeth can become infected. If this happens, it usually leads to what’s called an abscess. These commonly occur at the root of your teeth and create swelling of your gums and the bottom of your tooth. The swelling is usually filled with an infectious pus.

Obviously, you don’t want an infected tooth. So let’s look at what Dr. Naman B. Patel recommends you do to stop tooth infections.

Regular oral health routine

The most important thing you can do prevent an abscessed tooth is to practice a regular oral health routine. Ideally, this includes regular brushing, flossing, and use of mouthwash. You can also use fluoride supplements as well since that strengthens your enamel. Healthy enamel is part of good oral health.

Better diet

If you have a diet that’s high in sugars and acids, you’re weakening your mouth’s natural defenses against infection. A balanced diet benefits your oral health, as well as your systemic health.

Checkups

You also need to make sure you’re visiting the dentist every six months for cleanings. This helps your mouth stay as healthy as possible, and Dr. Naman B. Patel can spot potential problems long before you can.

If you think you have an abscess, or need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 480-719-7941.