Dental Abcesses

A pocket of pus in a tooth caused by an infection.
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
The infection can result from an untreated cavity, injury or old dental work.
Symptoms include pain, bad breath and fever.
The abscess must be drained. A root canal or antibiotics may be required. Sometimes, the tooth needs to be pulled.