Self-treatment for a dental abscess is not recommended. When a dental abscess occurs, it is important to seek dental treatment to ensure that it drains properly, to provide treatment for the infection and to ensure the s... More »

Garlic is a well-known home remedy for fighting the bacterial infection and inflammation of an abscess, according to Earth Clinic. A gum abscess is a type of dental abscess. More »

Find before and after pictures of gum abscesses on several periodontists' and dentists' websites such as,, and Gum abscesses are painful swellings in the gums w... More » Health Dental

A pimple on the gum area of the mouth can be an indication of a dental abscess. The cause of this pimple-like inflammation is a bacterial infection. This inflammation is puss that collects at the pimple site. More »

Treatment options for a gum abscess, also known as a gum boil, include rinsing the mouth with a saltwater solution, drainage of the pus by a dentist, antibiotic medications and painkillers, as listed by Colgate. Cleaning... More »

According to WebMD, an abscess can be treated by root canal surgery, tooth extraction, an incision in the gum or medicine. Treatment varies on the individual, but the goal of the dentist is to remove the infection, prese... More »

Treat an abscess at home using warm compresses, warm-water rinses and anti-inflammatory medications, according to WebMD. Proper treatment depends on whether the abscess is located inside or outside the mouth. More »