Could dental caries really cause death in severe cases?

Yes. There have been reported deaths as the result of untreated dental caries (decay) leading to a significant abcess draining into the brain region.

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Can dental caries really cause death in severe cases?

Yes but. It can if it leads to an infection that gets out of control and invades sinus areas or sub-lingual areas of the jaw. But this is uncommon in todays' world with the advent of antibiotics and access to good dental care. Read more...
Yes. There have been reported deaths as the result of untreated dental caries (decay) leading to a significant abcess draining into the brain region. Read more...