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Common Oral Infections

If You Have Signs of These Common Oral Infections You Should Visit Your Dentist in Jupiter & Boyton Beach

An oral infection can cause symptoms ranging from discomfort to bad breath, pain, and even cardiovascular problems. It is never something that should be ignored. Your treatment will depend on what type of oral infection you have.

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The experts at Riverwalk Dental Group can diagnose and treat you if you are experiencing any of these following infections. 

  • Cavities, also known as dental caries, are a common type of dental infection. They can range from cosmetic anomalies that you want to get fixed to look better to painful holes that need attention in order to function. Treatment depends on the severity and ranges from a filling to oral surgery. 
  • Thrush is caused by an overgrowth of yeast and the symptoms include a white film in the mouth, an odd taste, and pain on the tongue. Treatment is often medication and professional cleaning. 
  • Gingivitis is a gum disease that may lead to periodontal disease. It causes the gums and the teeth to loosen and separate from each other. Symptoms range from bad breath to loose teeth and bleeding gums. Treatment is vital because it can lead to organ damage.
  • Herpes is caused by a virus that at first feels like the flu, but once the person is healed they will carry the virus forever. The blisters will only flare up occasionally though, and treatment is an oral gel and sometimes medication. 

Riverwalk Dental Group is Your Premier Jupiter & Boyton Beach Dentist for Quality Oral Infection Treatment

Treatment options depend specifically on the type of infection you have. However there is a typical protocol in most cases and you can likely expect an exam with x-rays to diagnose the level of disease, then a care plan that may range from a course of antibiotics to dental surgery. It is important that you do not procrastinate when it comes to caring for a dental infection because a small infection can turn into a dangerous problem when it comes to the mouth. 

Contact Riverwalk Dental Group for Fast Effective Treatment

Contact us if you have any symptoms of oral infections or to schedule your annual exam and cleaning. You can reach our Jupiter office at (561)744-3646 and reach out Boynton Beach office at (561)364-8700 to schedule your next appointment. 

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