A dental abscess is the result of an infected tooth or may be the result of severe gum disease. The abscess itself—which is a swollen area typically filled with pus—forms at the root of the tooth that’s infected. A dental abscess is usually painful and will require treatment as soon as possible.

But how exactly is a dental abscess treated? Your dentist may recommend the following treatment options depending on how severe your tooth abscess is.

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: WHAT IS A DENTAL ABSCESS, AND HOW IS IT TREATED?