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A tooth abscess is not only painful and unsightly, it is one of the most common oral health conditions that any patient will ever be forced to deal with.  This ailment should be treated from the moment that an individual realizes that they have an abscess, beginning with a call to our Palm Beach Gardens dental office.  If you or someone you love is developing an abscess, here is a look at some of the common causes, treatments, and preventative measures that can be taken to avoid this condition.
A tooth abscess is essentially a collection of pus around the base of the tooth.  Most individuals will realize that they have an abscess due to pain.  This pain can either be a dull ache or a sharp, shooting pain whenever pressure is applied to the teeth.  The buildup of pus will also be visible in some instances with swollen gums and bleeding.  This bacterial infection can be caused by severe tooth decay or even damage to the teeth that has exposed the pulp to bacteria within the mouth. If you are experiencing such symptoms please do not hesitate to call our dentists in West Palm Beach.
The treatment process for a tooth abscess may require multiple steps, which may involve a root canal or an extraction.  For individuals that would like to avoid this unsightly and painful condition, it is important to schedule regular appointments with our Palm Beach Gardens Dental office at least once every six months for a bright and healthy smile.

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