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Can dental caries really cause death in severe cases?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: 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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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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