Cavities and gum disease can potentially cause infection that spreads beyond the mouth, resulting in sepsis.
Signs that may indicate infection in the mouth include:
- Bad Breath
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Temperature sensitivity of the teeth
- Swollen gum tissue, sensitivity of the teeth
- Swollen glands in the neck
- Swelling in jaw or to the face
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible.