A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth
decay. In a dental abscess
, or tooth abscess
there is accumulation of pus inside the
teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc.