4 doctors weighed in:

Can an absess im my mouth kill me?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately we hear about such cases every once in awhile.
Any infection, any place in the body can cause serious complications and is potentially fatal. That is why people should not take infecions lightly and seek professional care right away.

In brief: Yes

Unfortunately we hear about such cases every once in awhile.
Any infection, any place in the body can cause serious complications and is potentially fatal. That is why people should not take infecions lightly and seek professional care right away.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Before the age of antibiotics, people died from tooth abscesses.
The acute abscess fills with pus, it spreads through the the fascial tissues, gets into the bloodstream to become a septicemia, and can spread to the heart or brain!

In brief: Yes

Before the age of antibiotics, people died from tooth abscesses.
The acute abscess fills with pus, it spreads through the the fascial tissues, gets into the bloodstream to become a septicemia, and can spread to the heart or brain!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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