The common presenting complaints are severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toothache</span>
, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc. It can be diagnosed with the help of clinical examination, dental x-rays and other tests. Antibiotics are given for the infection. Warm salt-water rinses and over-the-counter pain relievers may relieve the toothache
and fever. A root canal may be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth.