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A tooth abscess is a collection of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection in the inner part of your tooth.
A tooth abscess usually occurs as a result of an untreated dental cavity, or a crack or chip in your tooth that allows bacteria into the inner tooth.
Treatment for a tooth abscess involves draining the abscess and ridding the area of the infection. The tooth itself may be saved with a root canal treatment, but in some instances it may need to be pulled. Leaving a tooth abscess untreated can lead to serious, even life-threatening, complications.
You can prevent a tooth abscess by taking proper care of your teeth, eating a healthy diet and getting regular dental checkups.
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