the pulp is infected, there is no place for the infection to move
except through the bottom of the root. This leads to abscesses in the
soft tissue surrounding the tooth. The technical term is acute
The swelling associated with abscesses can be alarming, but can be
remedied by removing the tooth and draining the exudate (puss).
Further spread of the infection into the surrounding bone can cause
osteomyelitis or cellulitis, but this is rare.