Dental patients in the Eagle River area may wonder what would happen if they didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. The answer isn’t pretty.

A common result of untreated cavities are abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection near the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This collection of pus can be very uncomfortable, either causing a shooting pain or a dull throbbing pain. You may also experience bad breath, fever, swollen neck glands, and feelings of general discomfort associated with the infection.

Tooth abscesses can also be caused by a chip or a crack in the tooth that allows bacteria to enter.

To avoid unpleasant dental problems like abscesses, have regular visits with your Wasilla, Palmer, or Southern Alaska dentist. With daily brushing and flossing and regular check-ups and cleanings, you can keep your mouth in peak health.

If you are looking for quality dental care in the Anchorage area, come visit us here at Excellence In Dentistry. Dr. Kirk Johnson has been a dentist in Anchorage since 1987.

We can also answer any questions you have about smile makeover procedures such as dental crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, gum contouring, and dental implants.

Excellence In Dentistry offers:

Dental implants
Porcelain veneers
Invisalign invisible braces
Teeth whitening

Call (907) 349-0022 to schedule an appointment!