How do I know if I have an abscessed tooth?
What is a dental abscess? A dental abscess is a common dental presentation in clinics. The abscess is the swollen pockets that contain infectious dental bacteria and fluid. There are different types of dental abscesses. It can be a periapical, periodontal, or sometimes gingival abscess. The periapical abscess is the most common type of dental abscess. An abscessed tooth needs immediate dental care and a root canal treatment. Our dentists in Cambridge and Somerville, MA advise