The health of your smile can be life threatening. It is sad when this happens, and as you may know, a family recently found this out as they mourn the loss of a husband and father. A man in California passed away after a tooth infection spread to his lungs. This does not have to happen to you. Here are 3 dental problems that can lead to a dental emergency that you should take care of right away.
- Missing teeth. Have you had teeth extracted for various reasons? Once the tooth is extracted it can cause the gums to begin to recede which leaves a person vulnerable to infection. Not getting this taken care of can cause pain, infection, and problems that impact your entire body.
- Periodontal disease. With chronic infection, your body may not be in the best condition to fight it off . This can lead to the infection spreading to other organs, and may even lead to heart disease. Periodontal disease may not seem like a dental emergency, but it can also further impact the health of your gums which can lead to missing teeth and receding gums.
For more information on how to keep your smile healthy and avoid dental emergencies contact, Dr. Strutz and her team today.