Your face and mouth are in constant contact with germs, making it easy to contract oral and dental infections. Our skilled oral surgeons offer a variety of surgical procedures to treat head and neck infections that originate from the teeth. We encourage you to seek treatment for dental infections, including those in the maxillofacial area, as soon as possible, since they can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. For more information about the treatment of oral and dental infections in Redondo Beach, California, and to set up an appointment with Dr. Trent Westernoff or Dr. Martin Mardirosian, call Oral Surgery Partners today at 310-375-0514.
Oral and dental infections are a consistent problem for people, in general. Most infections are caused by harmful bacteria which accumulate in the pulp or the gums of the teeth. Infections may also occur after a tooth is removed from the mouth.
Some of the most well-known dental infections include:
- Gingival infections (infection in the gum tissue)
- Periodontal infections (infections which attack the supporting bone tissues of the teeth)
- Periapical infections (abscesses which begin in the soft pulp of the tooth)
Common symptoms of dental infection include:
- Intense toothaches
- Heightened sensitivity to heat and cold
- Foul tastes in the mouth
When you visit our office, our oral surgeons will evaluate your mouth to determine the cause of your dental infection and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Your treatment may involve one or more of the following procedures:
- Tooth extraction
- Exposing impacted teeth
- Dental hemisection and root amputation
- Trigeminal nerve repair
- Soft tissue surgeries
You can minimize your risk of oral and dental infection by taking good care of your teeth and gums (brushing, flossing, etc.), by maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet, and by minimizing your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks.
For more information about oral and dental infections, and to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeons, call our office today!