TOOTH DECAY : What is a Tooth Abscess?


A dental abscess is a collection of pus that can form inside the teeth, in the gums, or in the bone that holds the teeth in place.

It’s caused by a bacterial infection. An abscess at the end of a tooth is called a periapical abscess. An abscess in the gum is called a periodontal abscess.

Dental abscesses are often painful, but aren’t always. In either case, they should be looked at by a dentist.

It's important to get help as soon as possible, because abscesses don't go away on their own. They can sometimes spread to other parts of the body and make you ill.

See also: DENTAL CARIES : 10 signs of dental cavities you didn’t know about



Fuente: Youtube / Kamran Sahabi



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