URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/imagepages/9979.htm

Tooth abscess

Tooth abscess

Overview

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

Review Date 2/5/2018

Updated by: Ilona Fotek, DMD, MS, Dental Healing Arts, Jupiter, FL. 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.