If you experience anxiety at the mere thought of going to the dentist, you're not alone. However, seeing a dentist at least twice a year is a must if you want to maintain your oral and overall health. Fortunately, dental offices have come a long way when it comes to providing a more relaxing and comfortable environment for patients. Still, there are certain dental anxieties that only you can overcome; here's your guide to dealing with three of the most common ones.
If you have moderate or severe pain, and notice a pocket of pus on your gums close to the tooth that is hurting, you probably have a tooth abscess. A tooth abscess is a collection of pus that results from a bacterial infection. When you have an infection that is not treated properly, it can turn into an abscess. This must be treated right away, so it helps to know the different signs of abscesses.