Dental Treatment of a Periapical Abscess
In prior post we talked about the three types of dental abscess. A periapical abscess is when “an alveolar abscess localized around the apex of a tooth root.”
Treatment of a periapical abscess: Root canal treatment will be used to remove the abscess. A drill is used to bore a hole into the dead tooth so that the pus can come out. Any damaged tissue will be removed from the pulp. A root filling is then inserted into the space to prevent subsequent infections.