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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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
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