If you have bad breath, gingivitis or periodontitis …A probiotic lozenge or mouthwash might be your best bet.
The infection may spread from the tooth to the alveolo-dental periosteum, and set up a periodontitis.
periodontitis is usually followed by the formation of an alveolar abscess.
periodontitis per·i·o·don·ti·tis (pěr'ē-ō'dŏn-tī'tĭs)
Disease of the periodontium characterized by inflammation of the gums, resorption of the alveolar bone, and degeneration of the periodontal membrane.