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What is the worst thing that could happen when you have an abset tooth?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Abscess

If you mean abscess then the bacterial infection can spread even causing a bloodborne infection.
You need to get it treated.

In brief: Abscess

If you mean abscess then the bacterial infection can spread even causing a bloodborne infection.
You need to get it treated.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Death from infection

With an abscessed tooth you can get tooth loss, jaw bone damage, neighboring tooth damage or loss, sinus problems, brain abscess, heart damage, hospitalization, coma, and even death.

In brief: Death from infection

With an abscessed tooth you can get tooth loss, jaw bone damage, neighboring tooth damage or loss, sinus problems, brain abscess, heart damage, hospitalization, coma, and even death.
Dr. Stanley Lin
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bye bye tooth

If you have an abcessed tooth and you let it go.
..You could lose the tooth. But even if you don't...You are still letting an infection in your body go unchecked. Depending on the location of the abcess there are too many things to address, just know that it is not a good situation and really could be worse than just losing a tooth.

In brief: Bye bye tooth

If you have an abcessed tooth and you let it go.
..You could lose the tooth. But even if you don't...You are still letting an infection in your body go unchecked. Depending on the location of the abcess there are too many things to address, just know that it is not a good situation and really could be worse than just losing a tooth.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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