A 39-year-old member asked:
Doctors, do you think i can die if i don't get a tooth infection treated?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 43 years experience
While unlikely...: While unlikely, there is the potential for systemic involvement; particularly for mandibular posterior teeth. Serious infection in lower molars can result in Ludwig's Angina, a life threatening infection. See your dentist, as infected teeth are at least debilitating.
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