You want to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that may indicate that you are dealing with an infected tooth. This way, you will know just how serious the situation is and get prompt dental help. To help you with this, you will want to check out the following points.

Throbbing Pain

A little tooth pain does not always indicate that you have a dental infection. You could simply have a sensitive tooth. However, if the pain that you are experiencing is a throbbing pain, and possibly a pain that does not easily go away with over-the-counter medication, then you might have an infection. This pain might start up after eating, as the pressure from chewing irritates the nerves within the teeth. It might even start up on its own. Do not make the mistake of assuming that because you are suddenly not experiencing any more pain that you do not have an infection. You will still want to be seen by a dentist, as this throbbing pain can return at any time and it might feel a lot worse when it does.

Puss Pimples

Do not make the mistake of assuming that a pimple on your gums is nothing more than a pimple that would be found on your face. This puss pocket is a major indication that you have an infection brewing below the surface of your gums. Even if you have popped it and believe that you have cleaned it out, you still need to see a dentist as soon as possible. There is still going to be infection within your tooth and possibly throughout your jaw that you are not able to see or clean out. You simply removed the little bit of infection that made its way to the surface.

Red And Tender Gums

If you notice a section of your gums that is more red and tender than the rest, then it is time to be seen by a skilled dentist. Unless you have just recently injured your gums in an accident, there is no reason for them to be red and tender. If they are, then it is most likely because there is an infection building up in that area under the surface. 

With those three signs of infection in mind, you should have no trouble determining when it is time to call a dentist like Randolph Dental Group for some treatment options.