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What Causes Tooth Infections?

Our tooth enamel may be strong but like other parts of the body, the enamel can develop an infection that can be detrimental to our general health if left untreated. So what causes tooth infections? Keep reading to find out.

• Tooth decay can slowly eat through the enamel, reach the pulp and cause an infection to develop. 

• Injured teeth can develop cracks that can introduce bacteria inside the tooth and cause an infection.

• Damaged dental fillings or crowns can also cause tooth infections.

Visit your dentist if you begin experiencing toothaches, sensitivity and neck pain.


Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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