If it can manage to break through the jaw bone and exit out of the gum
, then the person can live with an abscess
for years because the pus buildup in the jaw
will leak out of the "gum boil," thus reducing the buildup of bacteria.
3) Which brings us to this question. If it doesn't escape through the jaw and into the mouth through the gums, it can also spread through the fascial planes of the head. These are spaces where muscles and tissues connect.