There are many reasons why people need to have dental insurance or a discount dental plan to help them afford trips to the dentist. One of the main reasons is because if you experience a serious dental issue, you don't want to be worried about how you are going to afford to treat it. For example, a dental abscess is a common issue that people do not want to let go untreated.
According to a recent article in The Washington Times written by Priya Patel, D.D.S., a dental abscess is a collection of pus or an infection in the tooth. If left untreated, an abscess may cause not just pain, but can also lead to lost teeth.
How can people tell if they have an abscess? According to the National Center for Biotechnology, the symptoms include a bitter taste in the mouth, bad breath, fever, pain while chewing, tooth sensitivity and swollen glands. Anyone who experiences these symptoms should see a dentist as soon as possible to save the affected tooth before it is too late.
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