An abscess is a painful swelling at the root of an infected tooth. An abscess develops as a result of severe gum disease or an infected tooth:
– Treatment depends on how severe the abscess is.
– The dentist will either drain the pus from the abscess with a lance or perform a root canal filling on the affected tooth to remove the infected pulp.
– In severe cases, the tooth may have to be extracted; luckily it can be replaced with a dental implant to preserve your smile.
“The abscess itself—which is a swollen area typically filled with pus—forms at the root of the tooth that’s infected.”
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