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Dental abscess

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Introduction
A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth and spreads to the surrounding tissue. It forms as the result of a bacterial infection.
Symptoms of dental abscess
The main symptom of a dental abscess is an intense, throbbing pain in your affected tooth or gum.
Causes of dental abscess
A dental abscess occurs when bacteria infect and spread inside a tooth, your gums or the surrounding tissue.
Diagnosing a dental abscess
If you think you may have a dental abscess, see a dentist as soon as possible.
Treating a dental abscess
The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment.
Complications of a dental abscess
With the right treatment, a dental abscess is easily cured. However, in rare cases, complications can occur.