Tooth Abscess Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Tooth Abscess? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at


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How to Prevent Tooth Abscess

To help reduce your chance of getting a tooth abscess, take the following steps:

  • Proper dental hygiene, including:
    • Brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste after meals or at least twice per day
    • Daily flossing between teeth and gums
    • Regular dental check-ups (every six months)
    • Regular professional teeth and gum cleaning (every six months)


Learn what Tooth Abscess is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Tooth Abscess Causes
What causes Tooth Abscess? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Tooth Abscess Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Tooth Abscess? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Tooth Abscess Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Tooth Abscess Symptoms
What are the Tooth Abscess symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Tooth Abscess Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Tooth Abscess
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Tooth Abscess.
Tooth Abscess Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Tooth Abscess Prevention
How can you prevent Tooth Abscess? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Tooth Abscess Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Tooth Abscess treatment options are available?
Tooth Abscess Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Tooth Abscess Doctors
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