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 Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerSteven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BS, DDS, MPH - Dentistry