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Did you know that dental infections used to be ranked as the third most common cause of death before there were antibiotics? Fortunately, there are a quite a few things you can do to prevent or to cope with dental infections–and a few things that you can do to recognize these problems.

However, there are several other problems you may have to deal with. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to recognize these different issues. For instance, if you have flu-like symptoms, you could have contracted oral herpes. You may also have noticed ulcers or blisters around your mouth, which could also indicate herpes. Once you have this virus, it will always be present, but it may not be active. If you experience a recurrent outbreak, these ulcers and blisters will reappear around your mouth.

There are quite a few things that can prevent these different oral infections. Did you know that these oral infections are often caused by cavities? You may have also heard that you can usually prevent cavities and tooth decay by simply brushing and flossing daily and by visiting our team twice a year.

If you think you are suffering from an oral infection in Loves Park, Illinois, please give Pooley Dentistry a call at 815-968-5434. Similarly, if you notice a pain in your gums or have bleeding gums, please schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. Dr. Steven Pooley and our team will gladly address any of your concerns and answer any questions that you might have. We look forward to receiving your call.