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Can You Die From A Toothache
Yes: If the infection spreads uncontrollably to other parts of your body it can be difficult to treat. Although this is a very rare possibility in today's world, it was quite common before antibiotic treatment was available. Don't wait, see a dentist for care now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a horrible toothache which is causing migraines earache jaw pain and swelling of my face. Can i die from this?
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
Get it fixed.: The only definitive treatment is to get the problem fixed. There are things that can be done prior to help with symptoms, including topic medications, pain medications, and possibly antibiotics. The key is to get into a dentist asap to get the problem addressed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple solution: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be very serious: A toothache is a sign that there is something wrong with the tooth. Sometimes a toothache is just a minor issue caused by biting into something hard or tooth grinding and may go away on its own. Other times, a toothache indicates deep decay requiring a root canal or extraction. Not taking care of a tooth decay can lead to an abscess which can make you very sick. See the dentist for any toothache. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Find a dentist: A dentist is a professional who is trained to eliminate a toothache. In most cases, the cause of a toothache is a deep cavity that has caused an irreversible pulp condition (the pulp contains the nerve and blood supply of the tooth). The dentist eliminates the pain by removing the cavity and performing a root canal, which eliminates the source of the pain, the pulp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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