Dental Abscess: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

What is a dental abscess and how can it be treated? There are three types of dental abscess: gingival, periodontal and periapical Dental abscesses are caused by a bacterial infection Symptoms of dental abscesses include pain, a bad taste in the mouth and fever Treatment for an abscess may involve root canal surgery If a dental abscess recurs after treatment, the tooth may be extracted