Having a tooth abscess means that you have an infection from bacteria inside your dental pulp. Consider an abscess a dental emergency. It requires prompt treatment to prevent serious complications later. Since leaving an abscess untreated could become life-threatening, it’s important to understand the complications...

When you have a cavity, you receive a filling. The rot and decay from the cavity are removed and cleaned from your tooth. The filling then seals the hole in your tooth, left from the cavity, helping to protect the tooth from further decay. Unfortunately,...

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