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Can you die from an abscessed tooth/ toothache?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Of course

An abscess that is untreated can cause blood poisoning that could lead to death.
See your dentist ASAP.

In brief: Of course

An abscess that is untreated can cause blood poisoning that could lead to death.
See your dentist ASAP.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Some untreated dental abscesses may progress to a life threatening stage.
Any dental abscess should be considered a serious problem and should be treated.

In brief: Yes

Some untreated dental abscesses may progress to a life threatening stage.
Any dental abscess should be considered a serious problem and should be treated.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes. Rare but deaths have occurred.
See a dentist soon to take care of your tooth.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Rare but deaths have occurred.
See a dentist soon to take care of your tooth.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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