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Where does dental abscess form?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Right there in the
The cause of these infections is direct growth of the bacteria from an existing tooth cavity into the soft tissues and bones of the face and neck.

In brief: Right there in the
The cause of these infections is direct growth of the bacteria from an existing tooth cavity into the soft tissues and bones of the face and neck.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Gum or bone
A dental abscess can form anywhere in either the gum or bone.

In brief: Gum or bone
A dental abscess can form anywhere in either the gum or bone.
Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Robert Chin
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
In brief: Depends
There are 2 areas or types of abscess.
1) Tooth nerve abscess which requires root canal treatment or tooth extraction. 2) Periodontal (gum line) abscess which requires gum line treatment (deep cleaning, surgery, laser treatment, antibiotic treatment under the gum line,) or tooth extraction. Or a combination Periodontal-Endodontic abscess which is both together. See your dentist for evaluation.

In brief: Depends
There are 2 areas or types of abscess.
1) Tooth nerve abscess which requires root canal treatment or tooth extraction. 2) Periodontal (gum line) abscess which requires gum line treatment (deep cleaning, surgery, laser treatment, antibiotic treatment under the gum line,) or tooth extraction. Or a combination Periodontal-Endodontic abscess which is both together. See your dentist for evaluation.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Candy Sebold
General Practice
In brief: Above or on side
Either above the root of a tooth in the tissue or alongside the tooth in the soft tissue there.
It is from bacteria and the body's response to the bacteria.

In brief: Above or on side
Either above the root of a tooth in the tissue or alongside the tooth in the soft tissue there.
It is from bacteria and the body's response to the bacteria.
Dr. Candy Sebold
Dr. Candy Sebold
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