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You’ve probably heard that you should be brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day. You might also understand that you should set up an appointment with us every six month and that you should contact us if you suffer from any kind of dental emergency. As you are probably aware, you may have to deal with more serious issues if you neglect these simple steps. For example, did you know that improper brushing or failing to treat these dental issues could ultimately lead to a dental abscess?

Sadly, abscesses can be very painful and can cause a number of fairly serious dental complications. You see, abscesses are actually pockets of pus that tend to gather inside your tooth and gums. Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to avoid this problem. Abscesses typically form if you chip, crack, or injure one of your teeth. An untreated cavity can continue to cause damage until it reaches the center of a tooth. In other words, brushing, flossing, and visiting our dental team on a regular basis can actually help you prevent abscesses. You should also meet with us to help you deal with problems such as a chipped or cracked tooth.

Lastly, please note that there are several signs of an abscess. For instance, if you experience any pain when you bite down or are suffering from a persistent toothache, please call Best Care Dental at 719-528-8292.You should also consider calling us if you have an unusual taste in your mouth. If you’re interested in learning more about coping with an abscess in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we invite you to contact us. Our dentist, Dr. Vahid Bashi, and our team will be glad to inspect your teeth and to offer you individualized dental advice. We’re excited to meet with you soon!