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Tooth abscess

Tooth abscess

Overview

A collection of infected material (pus) resulting from bacterial infection of the center (pulp) of a tooth.

Update Date 2/25/2014

Updated by: Ilona Fotek, DMD, MS, Palm Beach Prosthodontics Dental Associates, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.