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. It can be diagnosed with the help of clinical examination, dental x-rays and other tests. Antibiotics are given for the infection.