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Healing of a gum abscess

From the October 15, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

In 1998 I had a gum abscess that was continually irritating me. The swelling and discharge had been going on for some time, and when I asked my dentist about it, he gave me a detailed description of a “leak,” or “deep decay,” shared its medical name, and said the only solution was a root canal and a crown.