What is an Abscess ?
The tooth abscess is a localized collection of pus in the tissue that lines the tooth root. It is characterised by the swelling and redness of gums. The infection is most commonly caused by tooth decay.
How is an Abscess treated ?
An Abscess is commonly treated by a Root Canal Treatment. A Root Canal Treatment is a procedure to replace infected pulp in the canal of a tooth root with an unreactive material.
How is this done ?
A root canal treatment is performed under local anaesthesia*. During a treatment, the infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, then filled andsealedwith a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.
After Root Canal Treatment
*local anaesthesia is the temporary loss of feeling in one part of the body (in this case, the mouth) produced by an injected agent without depressing the level of consciousness.