Infection in the tooth is generally caused by a bacterial contamination of the root pulp.
If left untreated, this bacteria will spread into the pulp of the entire tooth, and could eventually spread to the entire body through the bloodstream. This may lead to heart attack, stroke, diabetes and several other serious illnesses.
Abscess, on the other hand, is an increasing growth of bacteria at the tip of the tooth’s root.
If allowed to multiply in the jaw bones, abscess can cause serious pain, swelling, and a feeling of lethargy.
If you discover any signs of oral infection – such as bleeding gums, unusual odor, or pain – visit our dental center immediately.