Why Does a Tooth Die: Understanding a Tooth Abscess

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First of all, what the heck is a tooth abscess?  Generally a tooth abscess occurs when a tooth dies (rest in peace little buddy).  When the tooth dies, an infection forms at the root tip.  This infection, if left untreated, eats away at the bone in the jaw and can cause you to lose the tooth.

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