A dental abscess or tooth abscess is an accumulation of pus that forms inside the teeth or gums. A tooth abscess is pocket of pus that is caused by a bacterial infection. If plaque is not removed by regular and proper brushing and flossing, the bacteria may spread within the soft tissue inside the tooth and gums which can cause abscess. If you are suffering from tooth ache, relieving the intense pain can become your one and only concern. Seeing your dentist should be the first action of yours but, sometimes that can’t give you proper relief. There are three types of dental abscess: gingival abscess (the abscess is only in the gum or tissue and not affect the tooth or periodontal ligament), periodontal abscess (this abscess starts in the supporting bone tissue structure of the teeth) and Periapical abscess (this abscess commences in the soft pulp of the teeth).