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Gum Diseases

Formation of abscesses

07/26/2007

Question:

Does an abcess always form on the gum of an infected tooth, or can it also occur on the inside check in direct proximity to an affected (or infected) tooth?

Answer:

Yes...It may look like far away from your tooth, but it is originated from the root tip.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University