You woke up in the morning, put your clothes on and went to take your small breakfast.
Everything seemed to be the same except an unpleasant feeling in your oral cavity accompanied by a general discomfort.
You went to the bathroom, found a mirror and opened the mouth.
That moment you realized what was the cause of the pain you had had while chewing, the cause of that bitter taste in the mouth, the sudden and unknown sensitivity of the teeth to hot and cold, and that unpleasant bad breath that could be easily felt the first moments of that day.
Dentists call it “tooth abscess“. At first abscess looks like a swelled area that turned red. It hurts and you can feel how the temperature increased.
Abscess usually appears when a tooth cracks or develops a deep cavity and the pulp is exposed.
Then bacteria invades the center of the tooth and the pulp starts to die. As the tooth infection progresses, pockets of pus form at the root of the tooth. Sometimes a patient will not even know abscessed tooth exists until he has a routine exam and x-ray.