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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.

Review Date 1/24/2022

Updated by: Michael Kapner, DDS, General Dentistry, Norwalk Medical Center, Norwalk CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.