Tooth abscess is appearance of pus filled pocket in any part of your tooth. There can be primarily two types of tooth abscess – the peripheral tooth abscess and periodontal tooth abscess. A periapical tooth abscess usually occurs as a result of an untreated dental cavity, an injury or prior dental work. The symptoms of the condition include severe, throbbing pain that radiates to the jaws, neck or ear along with severe sensitivity to hot and cold.
HOW IS TOOTH ABSCESS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of tooth abscess would be done by a dentist via examining your teeth and check the gums for any signs of infection. The pus may be tested to eliminate risks of oral cancer.
HOW IS TOOTH ABSCESS TREATED?
The treatment of Tooth Abscess involves performing a root canal, pulling the affected tooth and prescribing medication to get rid of the infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are three types of dental abscess:
• Gingival abscess - the abscess is only in the gum tissue and does not affect the tooth or the periodontal ligament.
• Periodontal abscess - this abscess starts in the supporting bone tissue structures of the teeth.
• Periapical abscess - this abscess commences in the soft pulp of the tooth.