An abscessed tooth can lead to major complications if it’s left untreated, so it is important to be familiar with its causes and symptoms.
– Untreated trauma to the teeth and tooth decay are the main causes of dental abscesses, as they expose the dental tissue to bacteria and make it easy for infection to spread
– Key symptoms are similar to those of tooth infection: pain (which can be severe), gum swelling, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, and fever
– Root canal surgery is the most common treatment of dental abscesses. Your dentist may also need to fit in a crown or to remove the affected tooth
Don’t let an abscessed tooth put a damper on your smile and overall dental health, and be sure to speak to your dentist if you notice any of the symptoms described above.
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