Everyday in my Palm Harbor, Tampa FL area dental office I see people who suffer from mouth pain. The American Dental Association has quite a bit of information posted on their website for the public. If you are experiencing a dental emergency during normal business hours, seek out a dentist you feel comfortable with. If it is night time, a holiday or the weekend, present to a hospital. Severe dental disease can be life threatening. Research has shown that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and some other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimers’ disease. Infection from upper teeth can lead to infection spreading to the brain, specifically the Cavernous Sinus.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A