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Abscess

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A dental or tooth abscess is a buildup of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums, this is often a result of deep decay, caries or gum infections.

How is a dental abscess diagnosed?

The source of gum infections are determined if it arises from the tooth or gums itself. Clinical examinations of the abscessed site is done and x-rays are needed to know more about its nature and severity.

How is a dental abscess treated?

Root canal treatment can be performed to treat the tooth, depending on the quality of remaining tooth structure or may result in extraction of the tooth. If abscess is originating from the gums they may need deeper clean and follow-ups to monitor healing.

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