A bag of pus caused by a bacterial infection is called tooth abscess.

If the abscess occurs at the root tip, it is called a periapical abscess. A periodontal abscess, however, occurs in the gum next to a tooth root.

The causes of a tooth abscess can be very different: Untreated caries teeth with an inflammation at the root or broken teeth can be the cause of an abscess.

The bacteria from the infection migrate from the tooth root into the bone and from there into the oral mucosa: a bump develops on the affected area. This bump is filled with bacteria and pus.

The most promising therapy is the abscess incision and the treatment of the affected tooth.

The opening of the abscess cavity should be performed by an experienced oral surgeon: Only then can important structures in the oral cavity be preserved and preserved!

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