I and our team attended great educational seminars at the VA Dental meeting over the last few days. An internationally recognized specialist gave a sobering presentation regarding the growing potential of dental infections to progress out of control if not treated in a timely fashion. Microbes that cause oral infections are becoming much more virulent and can spread very easily if allowed. This can result in brain abscesses and necrotizing infections (“skin eating” infections). Bottom line, if you been putting off what you know should be addressed, go see your dentist now and have it taken care of before it can progress into a lengthy hospital stay or worse.