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Would you be surprised to learn that dental infections were actually considered the third most common cause of death before antibiotics were available? Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to prevent or to deal with dental infections–and a few ways you can recognize these issues.

Still, there are several other issues you could have to cope with. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to recognize these problems. For example, if you have flu-like symptoms, you may have herpes. You may also notice blisters or ulcers the first time you notice this issue. However, once you have herpes, the illness will always be present, but it may not be active. If you experience a recurrent outbreak, you may have painful blisters in your mouth for a few days.

Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to prevent oral infections. For example, did you know that these infections are actually caused by tooth decay? As you may have heard, you can usually prevent cavities simply by brushing, flossing, and visiting our team bi-annually.

If you’re worried about an oral infection in Poughkeepsie, New York, please don’t hesitate to give Mark L. Pitel, DMD, PC a call at 845-454-0790. Similarly, if you have pain in your gums or notice bleeding gums, we invite you to contact us for an appointment. Dr. Mark L. Pitel and our team will gladly address any of your concerns and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting with you.