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An abscessed tooth is an infection caused by tooth decay

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These problems allow bacteria to enter the pulp (the soft tissue of a tooth). When pus builds up at the root tip in the jaw bone, it forms a pus-pocket called an abscess. If the abscess is not treated, it can lead to a serious infection in the jaw bone, teeth and surrounding tissues. Symptoms of an abscess include: pain, swelling, redness in the gums, bad taste in the mouth, and fever.

There are various treatments, depending on the severity of the infection:
-Antibiotics, to destroy the bacteria causing the infection
-Drainage of the infection
-Cleaning the space between the tooth and the gum if the cause is from gum disease
-Root canal treatment if the abscess is caused by decay or a cracked tooth

Following good oral hygiene practices and routine dental exams will significantly reduce your risk of developing a tooth abscess. If your teeth experience trauma (become loosened or chipped), see your dentist as soon as possible.

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