What is an Abscessed Tooth?
A dental abscess is a serious infection in the tooth’s pulp—the bundle of nerves and blood vessels in the center of each tooth. A dental abscess should be treated as soon as possible, because the infection from an untreated dental abscess could spread to other parts of your body.
Tooth Abscess Symptoms
If you have any of these symptoms, you might have a dental abscess, and you should see a dental professional as soon as possible: