What Exactly is An Abscessed Tooth?Before we launch into some of the usual signs and symptoms of an abscessed tooth, let’s take a closer look at what it is. An abscessed tooth is a deep tooth infection that has spread into the root. The infection begins inside the tooth in an area known as the pulp chamber. The pulp chamber houses the tooth’s nerves. As the infection grows, it moves into the root and eventually the bone. This will cause severe pain.
Signs of an AbscessWe already know that pain is a warning sign of a problem. But there are a few other symptoms that could help you identify whether the pain is caused by an abscess such as:
- A dark, discolored tooth
- Increased pain when pressure is applied
- Swelling on the gums that resembles a pimple
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Swelling of the jaw or face