abscessed tooth is a tooth that has a pocket of pus in the tissue next to it. This often
occurs because the inside (pulp) of a tooth is infected and the bacteria spread
to the tissue underneath the tooth. An abscess usually causes throbbing pain in
the tooth and red, swollen gums.
June 14, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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