When to See Your Tulare Dentist with Symptoms of an Infected Tooth

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Fri, 02/28/2014

Tooth infection is a serious issue that can result in tooth sensitivity, pain, and eventual tooth loss. When symptoms of tooth infection occur they should be brought to the attention of Tulare dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake as soon as possible. The sooner Dr. Miyake can examine your tooth for infection, the faster he can perform deep tooth cleaning to help prevent future problems.

Identifying an Infected Tooth

Initial signs of tooth infection may be minor such as a tolerable toothache. However, if a toothache, even a minor one, lasts for more than a few days, it should be brought to the attention of our Tulare dentist.

Other symptoms of tooth infection include:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Swelling or redness in the gums around a single tooth
  • A pimple or sore on the gums
  • Changes in tooth color
  • Persistent bad breath

Any of these issues should prompt a call to Dr. Miyake for a thorough examination. Infected teeth can often be saved, but preserving them requires swift action.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of an infected tooth, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today to schedule a thorough examination. Dr. Miyake provides comprehensive dental services for men and women living in Tulare from our conveniently located Fresno, California office.