How do I know my tooth is infected?

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i went to the dentist 2.5 months ago. i told the hygenist that when i suck on my teeth i get that gross bitter taste. they did xrays and checked my teeth saying that i do not have any infection. after they cleaned my teeth, the bitter taste went away.

2 months later it is back. they did say i have a mild form of gengivitis. i am worried. what can cause this bitter taste in my mouth when i suck on my teeth??

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    Gingivitis is gum disease and if you are proactive about it maybe you can still save your teeth. I have the same issue and it's like the dentist doesn't know what gum disease is!?! I'm doing my own research and looking for a periodontist on my own. That's what I'm doing to take care of it. I found a good book on the Keyes method - and it's all about using salt (antibacterial), baking soda (antibacterial) and hydrogen peroxide (oxygen to anaerobic bacteria) to get rid of the bad bacteria. And I think it's getting better though it's hard to be consistent.

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