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Abscess Services in Thornton, CO

At Glacier Peak Dentistry, we specialize in the removal and treatment of dental abscesses. For abscesses not of the dental variety, contact medical professionals.

What is a dental abscess? What causes them?

A dental abscess is an infection at the base of your tooth that, if left untreated, can swell, and cause facial swelling and other serious issues. Like all other infections, a dental abscess is caused by bacteria. This bacteria manages to reach the end of your tooth’s root deep in your jawbone. Upon arrival, the bacteria creates a pocket of pus — causing an infection. However, a bacterium is only able to reach your tooth’s root through a dental cavity or cracked tooth.

While somewhat uncommon, a dental abscess has many possible treatments:

A dental abscess can only occur if bacteria enter your tooth via a cavity or cracked tooth. The best way to prevent a dental abscess is having proper dental hygiene and attending regular dental checkups to ensure proper oral health. We recommend brushing and flossing twice-a-day, and fluoride rinsing.

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