The pain is undeniable. It’s a true dental emergency.

Your tooth infection is not the kind of problem that you can ignore. You can end it with a root canal treatment at Dossett Dental in McKinney, TX. Don’t wait to call 972-787-1869 if you need this care.

However, we also want to help you prevent infected teeth. One of the best ways to do that is by learning some common factors that cause these kinds of infections.

1. Poor Oral Hygiene

Inadequate or inconsistent brushing and flossing allows harmful bacteria to grow. These are the bacteria that create plaque, which can cause cavities or tartar buildup.

2. Dental Decay

Many times a cavity can be fixed with a dental filling. If the cavity goes unnoticed or is ignored, the decay can spread deeper into your tooth. When it reaches the pulp chamber, you have an infection on your hands.

3. Gum Disease

Gum disease can lead to receding gums. This can expose the roots of your teeth. Your roots are not covered in enamel and, therefore, they are more susceptible to decay and infections.

4. Tooth Trauma

Breaks, cracks, and chips can provide an opportunity for harmful bacteria to attack the interior of your tooth. Making repairs as soon as possible can keep you from additional painful consequences.

5. Dry Mouth

A dry mouth is a great place for bacteria to grow. If you have chronic dry mouth, talk to us to learn how you can take steps to fix your situation.

For many people, tooth infections develop because of a combination of factors. By being proactive about your oral health, you greatly reduce your likelihood of needing a root canal.

To schedule a visit to our McKinney, TX office, call 972-787-1869 or schedule online. To visit one of our other locations, call 817-270-9217 in Hurst, TX, 972-787-0892 in Plano, TX, or 214-740-6082 in Frisco, TX.