A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection. The abscess can occur at different regions of the tooth for different reasons. A periapical abscess occurs at the tip of the root, whereas a periodontal abscess occurs in the gums next to a tooth root.
HOW IS TOOTH ABSCESS DIAGNOSED?
A Dentist diagnoses Tooth Abscess by examining the tooth and surrounding area and performing a complete dental examination. An X-ray of the aching tooth can help identify a Tooth Abscess.
HOW IS TOOTH ABSCESS TREATED?
Treatment for the tooth or periapical abscess involves complete cleaning of the mouth by the dentist. They would also check to make sure that the pus is completely taken out from the mouth to. Once this is done, they would provide ointments to control and prevent the infection from spreading.
DID YOU KNOW?
A periapical abscess occurs at the tip of the root and a periodontal abscess occurs in the gums next to a tooth root.