What are the causes of abscessed tooth?

We talked in our previous post about abscesses and how to deal with them from the onset.

But what are the causes of an abscessed tooth, you may well ask. And that’s what we’re goign to answer here.

The causes of tooth abscess are chipped or broken teeth, gingivitis, tooth decay, or periodontal disease. Gum disease is another cause, for it allows bacteria to grow and spread around the tooth. This results in an abscess forming under the surface of the gums, leading to extreme swelling and pain.

This is why it’s important to visit your dentist regularly for a dental checkup as a supplement to your own dental hygiene.

That checkup you’ve been putting off may just help you prevent something in the future!

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