Both WebMD and ByeByeDoctor.com provide treatment information and images of gum abscesses. The National Center for Biotechnology Information also offers information regarding the treatment of gum abscesses.
A type of dental abscess, gum abscess often results from a tooth cavity or infection, states WebMD. A gum abscess can also develop from chronic periodontitis. Treatment methods include drainage and irrigation of the affected area, treatment or removal of the infected tooth and flap surgery, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Over-the-counters analgesics, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, are usually given to help alleviate pain. Antibiotics might be prescribed to avoid systemic infections.