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Can A Toothache Cause Death
The opposite is true: "There is one disease of the Jaws which seems in reality to have no connection with the Teeth, but of which the Teeth are generally suspected to be the cause. As simple pain demonstrates nothing, a Tooth is often suspected, is perhaps drawn out; but still the pain continues, with this difference however, that it now seems to be in the root of the next Tooth". John Hunter (1778). It is true today. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toothache? no: No one dies from a toothache. It can be excruciating painful in some cases but will not cause death. If you meant to ask can a problem with a tooth cause death, then the answer is: relatively rare but possible. If a tooth becomes infected from any number of reasons, the infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious complications, including in rare instances death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Inflammation of the nerves in the tooth or surrounding tissues will cause a toothache. The inflammation can be caused by trauma, a cavity, a non-vital nerve, even a cracked filling or tooth. You'll need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Toothache to cold: There is nerve tissue within the tooth whose purpose is to detect stimuli and transmit it to the brain as a protective mechanism. In similar fashion if you hold your hand near fire, the brain says : "careful, danger"? The cause can be from merely extreme cold, to defective filling, to decay, to cervical erosion, the fractured tooth, to exposed nerve. See a dentist to determine which one it is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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