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What are the negative effects of prolongued tooth infection?

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Dr. Thomas Davis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Infection: Delay of treatment will cause pain, swelling, fever, and loss of tooth. Untreated tooth infection can also be life threatening.

Answered 3/22/2020

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Dr. Charles Kattuah answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Life threatening : Unresolved tooth infection can be life threatening. Bacteria and their harmful byproducts can spread to other parts of the body and cause infection and disease. A young boy in maryland died recently from a tooth abscess that spread to his brain.

Answered 1/5/2019

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