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Tooth abscesses are painful infections that occur either in your tooth or around your tooth. Often, an abscess may result as an infection that’s begun in the tooth and then has spread to the areas surrounding the tooth. A tooth abscess could even be between your gum and your tooth, causing a pocket of infection to …

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Gum disease isn’t just for adults. It can affect kids of any age who have either their primary or adult teeth. The beginning stage is gingivitis, which can progress to more advanced stages of gum disease if not treated. Ensuring your children take care of their teeth is one way to prevent gum disease, but this …

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Gums that are swollen, excessively red or bleeding are a sign of gingivitis. Gingivitis is the less severe form of gum disease, but if left untreated it can advance to the more severe form, periodontitis. Periodontal or gum disease is common, being caused by poor dental hygiene in some people. For other people, …

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