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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: No,

No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection.

In brief: No,

No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
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In brief: No

If the abscess does not require root canal therapy or extraction of the affected tooth, then most likely periodontal surgery would be involved.
In addition, an abscess on a previously treated root canal would probably require an apicoectomy.

In brief: No

If the abscess does not require root canal therapy or extraction of the affected tooth, then most likely periodontal surgery would be involved.
In addition, an abscess on a previously treated root canal would probably require an apicoectomy.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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