Dental Abscess


A tooth abscess is a collection of infected material (pus) resulting from a bacterial infection in the center of a tooth. It presents as a swollen area of the upper or lower jaw and is severely painful. In a sugar glider it will commonly bulge the eye out as there is no other place for the abscess to grow. Immediate treatment is needed to drain the abscess and medicate with antibiotics in order to prevent life threatening complications.

Maverick has a lower dental abscess

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This page is in Category Health.

Last Edited March 26, 2013



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