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Is it possible to die from a tooth abscess?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Any infection can spread through the blood stream and be life threatening, especially in this age of antibiotic resistance.
Don't play russian roulette, got it treated.

In brief: Yes

Any infection can spread through the blood stream and be life threatening, especially in this age of antibiotic resistance.
Don't play russian roulette, got it treated.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rare, but yes

Before antibiotics, a tooth abscess was one of the leading causes of death.
Obviously antibiotics help in treating infections, but an abscess that breaks into your bloodstream can quickly spread to other parts of your body, tax your immune system, and send you into septic shock. At that point all the antibiotics in the world may not help. Get the abscess treated.

In brief: Rare, but yes

Before antibiotics, a tooth abscess was one of the leading causes of death.
Obviously antibiotics help in treating infections, but an abscess that breaks into your bloodstream can quickly spread to other parts of your body, tax your immune system, and send you into septic shock. At that point all the antibiotics in the world may not help. Get the abscess treated.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: See any dentist

to drain the dental abscess.
If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. It is very common to feel poorly with spreading infection. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment.

In brief: See any dentist

to drain the dental abscess.
If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. It is very common to feel poorly with spreading infection. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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