Living with tooth pain is one of the most uncomfortable ailments to have. It affects your ability to eat, drink, talk — exist! An abscess tooth is caused by a bacterial infection in the pulp of the tooth and is the long term result of a cavity that has been left untreated. A dentist usually treats this ailment by draining it and getting rid of the infection by doing a root canal or in some cases the tooth may need to be pulled. If left untreated for a long period of time an abscessed tooth can lead to serious (even life threatening) complications. Thankfully, there is a natural remedy to heal an abscessed tooth—colloidal silver. Read More.