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How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

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Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Here are a few

Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess.
The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and dont wait.

In brief: Here are a few

Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess.
The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and dont wait.
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dr. Jonathan Richards
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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get treatment

Don't let a tooth related abscess fester without treatment the infection drains into your bloodstream and can cause damage the most serious problem on an upper abscessed tooth is that it can travel to your brain and result in death.

In brief: Get treatment

Don't let a tooth related abscess fester without treatment the infection drains into your bloodstream and can cause damage the most serious problem on an upper abscessed tooth is that it can travel to your brain and result in death.
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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