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Periapical Abscess

A periapical (root-tip) abscess is a pocket of infection at the base of a tooth’s root. The tooth becomes abscessed after the pulp (nerve) of the tooth becomes infected. A periapical abscess is usually caused by deep decay or an accident (trauma to the tooth involving nerve damage). Conventionally, a periapically abscessed tooth will require either Root Canal Therapy or an Extraction. On the other hand, an alternative biologic approach will be discuss and considered. In some cases an antibiotic will also be prescribed although homeopathic, supplements and other nutritional approach should be prioritized.