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Early Dental and Medical Care Could Save Your Life

teeth health smile dentistThe recent story of a truck driver who died of a tooth infection has sent shockwaves to patients and doctors alike. Attention has been shifted to rising numbers of dental infections.

Key takeaways:

– The severity of dental infections has required the use of strong antibiotics, surgical intervention and root canal therapy.

– The most notable sign of dental infection is swelling of the soft tissues of the face and fever.

– Dental infection has the potential to spread to different organs in the body such as the lungs, the brain, and the heart.

“Keep your immune system healthy, take antibiotics only when necessary, and seek dental or medical care early if you believe you have an infection.”

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