Brush Your Teeth otherwise, you may end up in this situation, with a tooth infection that results in an abscess which means the tooth must be removed.
As the dentist began to remove the tooth, it became clear there was something else going on in there.
Caution: If you allow a rotting tooth to remain in your mouth too long it starts to cause other issues within the mouth.
It essentially creates a hole in the rotting tooth, which is what abscess refers to. It can also infect the gums or create further irritations that are more serious than the abscess itself.