A dental abscess is a swollen area which forms at the root of an infected tooth. Often filled with pus and painful, your dentist can assess the abscess and advise on the best treatment course.

Key takeaways:

– Your dentist or an endodontist, specialising in saving teeth, will need to gently lance the abscess.

– A dental abscess can also be caused by gum disease and may need a deep cleaning to treat.

– Root canal therapy may be needed if the infection originated from the center of the tooth.

“Whether the infection originally began in your tooth or in the gum tissue, your dentist can help to drain and treat the abscess to provide you with relief and get your smile healthy again!”

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