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Can a tooth infection kill me?

Can a tooth infection kill me?

Yes: Dental infections are nothing to ignore. Due to the proximity of the oral cavity to the brain, it is possible that a simple dental infection, if left untreated, could travel to the brain through the various facial spaces and lead to death. This is very rare, but people have died from a simple dental infection. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can a bad tooth infected tooth kill you and how?

Can a bad tooth  infected tooth  kill you and how?

YES: If the infection is bad enough and your immune system is depressed, the infection can spread infecting your blood (septicemia) and take you to coma and..... So before thinking in dying, it would be wise to think in treating the infected tooth with antibiotics to kill the germ responsible for the infection and/or have the tooth extracted if the doctor advises so. Treat the cause. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection kill you ?

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Can a tooth infection kill you ?

Unfortunately, it is: The infected tooth can be fatal. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, brain and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP ...Read more

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How can I tell an ear infection from a tooth problem?

How can I tell an ear infection from a tooth problem?

Xray: Proper diagnosing by taking proper x ray check with your dentist or ent. ...Read more

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Will a tooth infection kill me?

Will a tooth infection kill me?

It can: It can spread bacteria to the heart and cause the valves to malfunction. One scary case i had started as a tooth abscess. It progressed to such an infection that the airway was almost completely obstructed. The patient needed a difficult awake tracheostomy placed. Plus tooth abscess hurts a lot. Best see a dentist. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it takes for a tooth infection to kill me?

Can someone tell me how long will it takes for a tooth infection to kill me?

Is this a bet?: Kill you? That's a strange way to look at things! dental infections can go undiagnosed without care, then get bad in a hurry, and spread to the brain or heart causing death. To predict how long this takes depends on your immune system, bacterial virulence, and primary location of the infection. It can vary from months to years to days. ...Read more

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How quickly can a tooth infection spread?

How quickly can a tooth infection spread?

Pretty quick: Sometimes the tooth infection can spread quickly and require immediate attention. If your dentist is unavailable and there is a fever, swelling in the face, or swelling in the jaw, a visit to the emergency room or urgent care is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you die from a sinus infection?

Can you die from a sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Some of the central nervous system complications of sinusitis can create life-threatening conditions. These are relatively uncommon, but quite severe when they happen. ...Read more

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How can I treat a tooth infection?

How can I treat a tooth infection?

Go to Dentist: If your tooth is infected, then you risk have severe pain and infection traveling to other parts of the body. There is no real home treatment for tooth infections and usually you will need to visit the dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can my tooth infection spread to my heart and kill me?

Can my tooth infection spread to my heart and kill me?

Theoretically: Dental infections can put bacteria into the bloodstream which have the potential to infect the lining of the heart (endocarditis), and this has the possibility of a fatal outcome. Most often you need to have prior damage to the heart lining for this to occur, although less often, not. Get your dental infection treated. ...Read more

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How can I kill a nerve out in a tooth?

How can I kill a nerve out in a tooth?

Root Canal Therapy: Dentists don't 'kill nerves'. They remove all the tissues (nerve and blood supply) within the pulp chamber and canals of the tooth with instruments called root canal therapy files. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does a viral infection become a bacterial infection?

Can you tell me when does a viral infection become a bacterial infection?

Never.: A virus is one pathogen and a bacteria is another. What occurs sometimes is that you get a cold, ie. Virus and then with the mucus you get a supperimpossed bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can taking antibiotics somehow lead to a sinus infection?

No: Antibiotics do not cause sinus infections directly. There is the possibility that being on them for another reason can disrupt the balance of bacteria in the body but, this rarely results in a sinus problem. ...Read more

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If you have an ear infection can it spread to a bad tooth causing an abscess?

If you have an ear infection can it spread to a bad tooth causing an abscess?

No: Abscess is caused by the tooth being infected, an untreated cavity. Ears don't infect teeth. Different problems, different treatments. You need to see both a physician and a dentist, and don't put the appointments off because this can really go south very quickly. ...Read more

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Can an infection in my toe kill me?

Can an infection in my toe kill me?

IN THEORY, YES: In theory, yes, especially if you are immunocompromised from diabetes with circulation problems, have been on chemotherapy, or have HIV/AIDS, for example. The other worldwide problem is the emergence of very antibiotic-resistant bacteria which cannot be killed w/ antibiotics. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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How can I reduce or cure a tooth abscess naturally?

How can I reduce or cure a tooth abscess naturally?

Can't: You need to see a dentist. The abscess can grow to the point where you can't breath and in the "good ol days " people would die. ...Read more

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Can an infection in my mouth kill me?

Can an infection in my mouth kill me?

Yes: Dental infections can spread to under the tongue causing ludwig's angina. Infection can spread to the back of the throat causing retropharyngeal abscess. Infection can spread down the neck to the mediastinum (area around the heart) and cause mediastinitis. These infections can interfere with the ability to breathe and can cause overwhelming sepsis. These complications can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a yeast infection is caused?

Can you tell me how a yeast infection is caused?

Change in bact flora: Most of the yeast infections are caused by a fungus candida albicans.There are bacteria normally present in healthy vagina with few yeast cells.The normal bacteria is lactobacillus which keeps yeast or candida under control. When this balance is changed, by antibiotics, estrogen level, pregnancy and hormone replacement therapy and conditions like diabetes or hiv, than there is overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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How long can it take until an untreated throat infection will kill a person?

How long can it take until an untreated throat infection will kill a person?

?: There is no answer to your question. Any person can get medical care and help in this country if he is looking for it. So, chances to be killed are very slim to none. Just do not wait to long. ...Read more

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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more