A dental abscess is a swollen area which forms at the root of an infected tooth. This painful condition can also be caused by gum disease and needs treatment from a dentist as soon as possible.
– A dentist will lance the abscess to drain it of the pus and any other matter relating to the infection.
– Infection as a result of infected nerve tissue within your teeth may require root canal therapy.
– Sometimes a dental abscess will lead to the tooth needing extraction.
“Whether the infection originally began in your tooth or in the gum tissue, your dentist can help to drain and treat the abscess to provide you with relief and get your smile healthy again!”
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