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Tooth Infection Could Affect Your Health

teeth health smile dentist Tooth infection could spread from the mouth to other sites in the body. While tooth infections can be deadly, this is a rarity.

Key takeaways:

– 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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