You could already have a dental infection but you might not know it, until you experience a throbbing toothache or visit your dentist for a routine exam and x-ray. Dental infection might be a seemingly simple dental problem for many, but when left untreated, it can lead to serious complications, which may not only affect your mouth but also your entire body.
A dental abscess is an accumulation of pus that occurs inside the teeth or gums. The usual source of an abscess is bacterial infection. But how does an abscess form? What are the its symptoms, causes and risk factors? How does it harm the body? And, what are the treatments to get rid of the infection? Read on to find the answers.