When the bugs that cause an infection get going…

The other day my girlfriend treated a patient with Ludwig’s angina in the emergency room.  This condition is an extremely scary result of a person continuing to ignore a tooth infection and seeing multiple doctors, each prescribing antibiotics. Ludwig’s angina progresses as a rapidly moving infection that causes serious swelling and carries a high risk […]

Can I just try the antibiotics?

If you’ve been diagnosed with an abscess caused by a tooth you have most likely discussed various courses of treatment with your doctor to help that area heal.  Many patients have symptoms associated with an abscessed tooth, however often people will have an infection and continue to function pain free.  Sometimes antibiotics are the first step in treatment and […]