Did you know that dental infections were one of the highest causes of death before modern medicine was available? While dental infections are less of an issue than they have been in the past, there are many different signs you need to be aware of.

An oral infection you may have to deal with is herpes. Herpes in an infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Once you have this illness, it will always be present–though it could be dormant. The first time you experience this infection, you could have flu-like symptoms and painful blisters. If herpes activates a second time, you might have to deal with unpleasant blisters and ulcers that should rupture after a few days.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to avoid a number of these infections. For example, avoiding tooth decay and cavities by brushing and flossing your teeth is one thing you should do. In fact, we recommend scheduling appointments with our dental team twice a year to keep up on your dental health.

If you would like to learn more about tooth decay, or about dental infections in West Jordan, UT, please contact West Jordan Dental Office. Our dentist, Dr. Powell, and our team will be happy to inspect and assess your teeth and gums, to answer any of your questions, and to give you personalized advice. We look forward to receiving your call.