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tooth infection

Treating Tooth Infections Is Key to Maintaining Optimal Total Body Health

How teeth become infected

Typically, when a tooth gets an infection is it due to bacterial contamination of the root pulp. The bacteria make their way through the tooth structure and eventually enter the pulp of the tooth. The pulp of the tooth is integrated into the blood stream of your ENTIRE body, thus we don’t want to allow these VIRULENT bacteria to cause you damage!

An abscess is where there is a proliferation of bacteria causing damage at the tip of the tooth root. Abscesses keep multiplying in the bone of your upper or lower jaw. This process is very painful and causes pain, swelling, and a general lethargic feeling.

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Did you know that the health of your mouth effects the healthy of your whole body? When you have a bacterial infection in your mouth, that same bacteria travels into your blood stream, and thus your whole body.

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What To Do When You Have An Infected Tooth

The spread of this infection has been directly linked to heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and numerous other serious conditions. At Mid-Columbia Dental it is our goal to help you achieve optimal overall health. Signs of oral infection can be bleeding gums that are puffy or red, foul odor, tenderness, or pain.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or if it’s been awhile since you’ve seen a dentist, call us today at (509) 497-7777 to schedule an examination. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Kennewick

2620 S. Williams Pl. Ste 120
Kennewick, WA 99338

(509) 497-7777

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6825 Burden Blvd Suite B
Pasco, WA 99301

(509) 497-7777

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Mid-Columbia Dental 5 Gold Stars

"My dental office treats me like I am their favorite patient, I love that! I'm sure they treat everyone like that but I don't care that is how it should be. I love this place. They feel like family. When Dr. Tim left to help other dental practices get up and running I was VERY concerned. I don't just let anyone put their hands in my mouth. I had my last dentist for over 20 years. Now I can't imagine going anywhere else." - Pamela S., Member Since 2018

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