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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
?: 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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