What are signs of infection after having dental root amputation?

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Signs of infection after a dental root amputation include pus, increased swelling, a bad taste in your mouth, bad breath, a painful tooth, and fever. If the infection is trapped in your gums, you may not see it. It’s possible that the bacteria and pus are unable to drain on their own. It’s important to see your dentist immediately if you have any sign of infection, so it can be treated.

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