Periodontal abscess

What is Periodontal abscess?

A Periodontal abscess (also termed lateral abscess, or parietal abscess), is a localized collection of pus (i.e. an abscess) within the tissues of the periodontium. It is a type of dental abscess. A periodontal abscess occurs alongside a tooth, and is different from the more common periapical abscess, which represents the spread of infection from a dead tooth (i.e. which has undergone pulpal necrosis). To reflect this, sometimes the term "lateral (periodontal) abscess" is used. In contrast to a periapical abscess, periodontal abscesses are usually associated with a vital (living) tooth. Abscesses of the periodontium are acute bacterial infections classified primarily by location.

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Hi I have a blister in my gum and was swollen it mad my upper lip hurt with a simple touch my mom told me to rub a cotton with hydrogen peroxide...

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Your clinical symptoms and history suggest that you probably are having periodontal abscess formation arising from...

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I have recently had a bout with gingivitis . I have not gone for my deep pocket cleaning due to the cost. Now I noticed a lesion or sore forming on...

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According to the history it suggests you have developed periodontal abscess or gingival abscess .
Infection in the...

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I had a very infected root canal thrre years ago, it cause an osionecrosis cavtation. Now I have a large eyeball sized lesion in the spot were the...

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the dental history provided by you states that the root canal therapy was not...

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