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An abscess forms when an infection develops just below the root of the tooth, when the pulp of the tooth has become infected. An abscess is comprised of pus, which is essentially white blood cells, dead tissue, and bacteria. When an abscess appears on a dental x-ray, it looks like a small, round, bulb.
Suppose it is cancer...Big deal just treat it like you would obesity...Change your diet and lifestyle it will heal.