Abscesses and Infections
Abscesses: That Painful Swelling of the Teeth May Be An Infection
Due to the rapid growth of bacteria, an abscess can form in a matter of hours or few days. Teeth abscesses can be divided into two types: gum abscess (periodontal abscess) and tooth abscess (periapical abscess). When food particles get trapped in between the teeth and gums, it may quickly degenerate to gum abscess especially in people with chronic periodontal disease. This will then lead to the growth of abscess in the bone and gums. On the other hand, periapical abscess shows up when the tooth nerve is about to die or is totally dead. The root of the tooth with the dying nerve is surrounded by abscess and spread to the surrounding bone. Visit us for our dental abscess treatment in Encino.