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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause more serious illness
Answered on Jan 26, 2020
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