I'm not an expert, but other problems could quite possibly be a part of the tooth
absess. He should really be on antibiotics for the abscess. They don't go away and will give him problems again. I know, I've had a problem with an abscessed tooth
for about 3 months now. Even with antibiotics, if he does
not get that tooth
pulled, the abscess will come back again. An abscess is an infection
in the gums. I would assume that it could possibly develop into all sorts of other problems.