Is It An Abscess or An Infection?

teeth smile dentist healthAbscesses and infections are often confused. – A tooth infection develops when some kind of trauma or decay results in a dead nerve within the tooth. If the infection is not treated by a dentist, it can develop into an abscess which is a buildup of pus.
It is advisable to have any infection treated as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
– Infections can be treated with antibiotics or a root canal.
– If a tooth abscess is caught early, it can be treated with a root canal
– In serious cases, the tooth may have to be extracted
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