Dental infection or dental abscess is formed by the collection of pus which causes infection or cavity of tooth by the invasion of bacteria. This is a common infection found in peoples of all types of age group, who have poor and insufficient dental care on teeth’s health condition.
Types of Abscess
There are two types of abscess namely,
A) Periapical abscess
Periapical abscess begins to affect the dental pulp. This kind of abscess generally develops complication in tooth producing decay (caries). Tooth decay is very common as it performs damages and erodes the shield layers of the enamel and dentine. At certain situations, periapical abscess may lead to the death of the tooth.
B) Periodontal abscess
Periodontal abscess commonly known as gum boil causes inflammation and swelling of gum by involving destruction to the supporting tissues like periodontium present between the tooth and the gum producing gum related disorders.
Factors causing tooth abscess
Indications of tooth abscess
Dental abscesses are mostly preventable if good oral hygiene is maintained by you. Use of mouth wash, regular brushing, and flossing along with routine dental visits will keep you away from tooth infections.
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