In my whole life I am known for eating candy and not brushing my teeth as much as I should. Today, I went to the dentist and said that I have nine cavities. This concerns me because I am not sure how long I had the cavities. This is my first time I am visiting a dentist. I read an article on the internet about how cavities or tooth decay can lead to life threatening bacterial infections if it is not treated. My dentist advised me to get fillings for the decay. If I get nine fillings, would that prevent a serious infection or infection from happening? Do serious infections only happen if it is not treated? What are the chances of getting a serious bacteria infection after I get fillings and have good hygiene? Would it be rare? Even if I have nine cavities, can I still easily prevent infection throughout my life? How to know that I have an infection in the gum or teeth area before it would spread? I am going to get my whole mouth cleaning tomorrow. Also, I am getting an MRI tomorrow for a headache. I am afraid that my headache can be the cause of infection from teeth spreading to the brain? Please clarify my doubts.
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