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Would you be surprised to hear that before antibiotics, dental infections were actually one of the highest causes of death in the world? Fortunately, these dental infections are less of an issue today than they have been in the past, because of modern medicine. Still, there are several signs you need to watch for.

Herpes is one oral infection many people suffer from. Unfortunately, this infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Sadly, once this virus is in your body, it will always be your bloodstream–though not always active. The first time you experience this oral infection, you could suffer from flu-like symptoms and experience painful blisters. If your herpes flares up again, you may have to deal with blisters that should rupture in a few days.

You can avoid quite a few of these infections simply by avoiding cavities and tooth decay. Luckily, avoiding tooth decay is usually fairly simple if you keep your teeth clean. Generally, we recommend scheduling regular dental appointments with our team twice a year as well as brushing and flossing every day.

If you’re worried that you are suffering from tooth decay or a dental infection in Edinburg, Texas, we invite you to contact A Plus Smiles by calling us at 956-627-3446. Our dentist, Dr. Ernesto Prida, and our team, will be happy to assess your gums and teeth, to answer any of your concerns, and to offer you personalized dental advice. We look forward to receiving your call.