An infection is when bacteria have entered the tooth or gum. An accumulation of bacteria can sometimes cause pus; this can be dangerous and result in a bad smell. The infection can spread to other teeth, the gums and face. Sometimes antibiotics are needed but more importantly, the cause of the infection needs to be targeted.
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