A tooth abscess is a collection of infected material (pus) resulting from a bacterial infection in the center of a tooth.Alternative Names
Periapical abscess; Dental abscess; Tooth infection; Abscess - toothCauses, incidence, and risk factors
A tooth abscess is a complication of tooth decay. It may also result from trauma to the tooth, such as when a tooth is broken or chipped. Openings in the tooth enamel allow bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (the pulp). Infection may spread...