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Dental abscess is a medical condition caused by bacterial infection. In dental abscess, pus formation occurs inside teeth or gums, or in the bones that keeps the teeth in place. The types of abscess a..

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Dental abscess is a medical condition caused by bacterial infection. In dental abscess, pus formation occurs inside teeth or gums, or in the bones that keeps the teeth in place. The types of abscess are: Periapical abscess (abscess of teeth), Periodontal abscess (abscess of gums). Dental abscesses are not always painful, but need medical attention. The condition does not improve on its own and may spread, affecting other body parts. This infection generally happens when you have a tooth decay and it goes untreated. This infection occurs from a cracked tooth, where the dental pulp develops and is exposed to the oral environment. Our mouth is full of plaque (a biofilm or mass of bacteria that grows on surfaces within the mouth) which helps break down food with the help of acids, forming a sticky substance when combined with saliva. If the acid produced is not cleaned or removed, it can damage tooth enamel, which causes dental abscess.

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