Our mouth is home to colonies of bacteria, some which can cause infection due to tooth decay, periodontitis, or an injury. When we have an infection in our mouth, it can present itself as an abscess. Three types of an abscess can form in our mouth, and depending on which one we have determines the kind of treatment we get.
So what is an abscess and why should we be concerned about it? Let us find out first, what the three different types of abscess are and where they form.