An Abscessed Tooth is a Serious Bacterial Infection
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An abscessed tooth is a tooth with a bacterial infection caused by severe cavities, and cracking teeth. Once bacteria find a suitable home deep inside teeth or the gums, it forms a pocket of pus that can be extremely painful and detrimental to the health of your mouth. The most common way to treat an abscessed tooth is by draining it and addressing the infection. Affected teeth can sometimes be saved with root canals, but the teeth may need to be pulled completely if the abscess is severe enough. Not to worry, as implants are available to replace any missing teeth.