If cavities are left untreated, they may potentially progress to infections that spread to the surrounding soft tissue and eventually to the jaw bones. When these infections spread, surgical incision and drainage could be necessary to relieve the swelling and treat the infection. The swelling and infection could not only be extremely painful, but highly dangerous. The danger comes from the infection spreading to vital organs such as the heart or brain. This can happen in a very short period. Additionally, the associated swelling may constrict the airway. If left untreated these infections could potentially lead to severe illness or possibly death. Dr. Navid Senehi is experienced in treating in medical as well as surgical management of these conditions assuring immediate safety and relief.