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Did you know that before antibiotics were available, dental infections were often ranked as the third most common cause of death? Fortunately, there are several things you can do to protect your teeth. Still, not every infection is too serious.

Oral herpes is another relatively common infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. If you’re infected for the first time, you could have to deal with flu-like symptoms and blisters or ulcers in your mouth. Sadly, once you’ve been infected, you’ll never be able to get rid of the illness permanently, though the infection itself is usually dormant. Unfortunately, you could experience recurrent outbreaks, which typically involve painful blisters appearing around the mouth. These should rupture after a few days.

Did you know that cavities, which are usually caused by tooth decay, is one of the most common causes of infections? Fortunately, you can usually avoid this problem simply by brushing and flossing your pearly whites well every day. You should also remember to schedule regular appointments with our team.

If you notice any of these issues, or experience sharp or dull pain in your gums, or swollen or bleeding gums, we recommend setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. William Robison. If you’d like to learn more about dealing with a dental infection in Las Vegas, Nevada, please feel free to give Whispering Pines Dental a call at 702-384-5070. Our entire team looks forward to receiving your call soon.