Infection and Inflammation

Infection and Inflammation

Posted by CHRISTENSEN DENTAL Aug 04, 2021

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Dental infection and inflammation are caused by bacteria buildup in the mouth. These bacteria do not infect the mouth if the body’s immune system responds. When the immune system stops, it can give rise to infectious diseases that can also result in inflammation.

Let’s learn about infection and inflammation and how we can treat them in this blog.

What Is Infection?

As mentioned above, infection is caused by bacteria, viruses, and other organisms invading our bodies. They are mainly of two types:

  • Acute Infection

The infection developed suddenly and can last for a few days or weeks are acute infections. These infections are caused by the invasion of viruses, injury, or improper use of drugs or medications.

  • Chronic Infection

Infections that are caused by unhealthy behavior like poor nutrition, lack of exercise, alcohol abuse, excessive smoking, etc., are known as chronic infections. These infections develop slowly and get worse over months to years.

What Is Inflammation?

The reaction of the normal tissue after an injury or infection can cause inflammation. It is beneficial in terms of defending the body. However, if it occurs too long in healthy tissue, it can dramatically be harmful to your body.

  • Dental Infection and Inflammation Conditions
  • Dental infections and inflammations include:
  • Thrush or oral fungal called candidiasis
  • Tonsillitis, that is, the viral or bacterial infection that causes swelling in the tonsils
  • Inflammation in the inner tooth or pulpitis
  • Gingivitis or infection in the gums
  • Tooth abscess in which pus gets accumulated in the tip of the tooth
  • Periodontitis, a severe gum infection that damages the soft tissue and the bone supporting the teeth
  • Periodontal abscess, in which the pus is accumulated on the side of the tooth and inside the tissue due to bacteria

Infection and inflammation are interchangeable. Thus, to avoid both problems, you need to keep your mouth thoroughly clean and visit your dentist for a regular dental checkup. Furthermore, if you encounter any of the problems mentioned above, consult your dentist immediately and look for the respective treatment to avoid severe damage to your teeth, gums, and mouth in the future.

Your overall health partly depends upon your oral health too. Thus, good home care is relatively essential. Be sure to treat your teeth the best as you can or as instructed by your dentist. As both are very crucial to the body while responding to the injury. 

Worried about dental infections and inflammations? Visit Christensen Dental. We offer expert dental services at Henderson, NV. For more details and appointments, call us at (702) 331-2121, book online, or visit us at 10521 Jeffreys St #200, Henderson, NV 89052.

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