A dentist regularly treats a number of dental problems. Two of the most common are infections and abscesses. What’s the difference? It’s important to know, so you can get early treatment.
- An infection can affect teeth and nerves and are often treated via root canal therapy
- An abscess is more serious, and can spread to affect the gums and jaw bone
- An abscessed tooth may need to be removed.
"There’s a difference between the two and the treatment for both of these won’t always be the same."