Teeth infections and abscesses are both caused by an infection inside a tooth.
– A tooth infection develops when some kind of trauma or decay results in a dead nerve within the tooth
– If a tooth infection isn’t treated, it can spread to the jaw bone, and a swollen and painful abscess can develop.
– An abscess is more severe and painful than a tooth infection, and can cause other oral complications.
– Infections and abscesses can be treated with antibiotics, root canal fillings or an extraction, depending on the severity of the infection
“The sooner you receive treatment for your infection, the better chance you have of saving your natural tooth.”
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