When the nerve inside a tooth becomes damaged, bacteria can build up around it. If left untreated, the continuing buildup of bacteria can cause an infection which can spread to the top of the tooth and gums. This can cause an abscess.
– If caught in time, your dentist may be able to use root canal treatment to clean out the tooth.
– Keeping your teeth clean will reduce excess bacteria.
– Have regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy.
See your dentist if you’re experiencing tooth pain.
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