Tooth infection could spread from the mouth to other sites in the body. While tooth infections can be deadly, this is a rarity.
– Tooth abscess is the most common type of tooth infection. It is caused by buildup of bacterial infection in tooth pulp.
– Untreated tooth cavities can cause infection since plaque bacteria get easy access to the tooth’s living tissue.
– Tooth infection may spread from the mouth into the bloodstream causing problems such as heart disease.
Think a toothache is just a simple inconvenience? In most cases, you’d be right, but in some rare instances, it can progress to something deadly.
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Dr. Sam Etemadi DDS Lund University – Sweden July 1998
Dr Sam Etemadi DDS graduated from Lund University in Sweden with a degree in dental surgery (DDS) in 1998. His career has encompassed both national health and private practice with a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr Etemadi also has a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and holds a certificate in endodontology gained from University of Chester.