what is an abscessed tooth

What is an Abscessed Tooth and How is it Treated?

When a bacterial infection develops around the root of a tooth, it can cause a pocket of pus to form. This is commonly known as an abscessed tooth. A dental abscess often results in a swollen, painful area in the gums near the infected tooth. Abscessed Tooth Symptoms What does the start of a tooth abscess feel like? The first...
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Mercury-Free Dentistry: Is It Right for You?

Mercury-free dentistry involves using white or clear composite resin to fill cavities or removing mercury-based fillings and replacing them with resin. Several studies have shown that the mercury amalgam that has been used for several decades to fill teeth may actually be causing health issues. With health concerns in mind, many dentists have turned to more holistic methods of filling teeth....
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How to Know When to Get Dentures

The American College of Prosthodontics reports that "36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth." In the next 20 years, these numbers are expected to grow.  Dentures are sometimes the best option for patients with missing teeth whose jaw bone will not support implants. Fortunately for our...
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8 Health Benefits of Seeing Your Dentist on a Regular Basis

For many people, going to the dentist is the last thing they want to do. We find excuse after excuse to put off visiting the dentist because of the potential discomfort we may experience. But procrastination can cause serious medical issues. Focusing on the long-term health benefits of regularly visiting your local dentist in Palm Bay FL can be the motivation you...
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How to Reverse Periodontal Disease Naturally

Are you suffering from swollen and tender gums? You may be experiencing symptoms of periodontitis, more commonly known as gum disease. When gum disease is left untreated, it often progresses and symptoms worsen. The mildest form is gingivitis, in which poor oral hygiene causes inflammation and sore gums.  Gingivitis may progress to periodontitis which causes receding gums and affects the...
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How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

From the time your first teeth grow in, there are tiny sugar-loving microbes in your mouth. They turn sugar into acid which breaks down tooth enamel, causing decay. Sugar can also contribute to gum disease which may advance to periodontitis, a condition that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to an...