Can a Toothache Kill You?

can a toothache kill you? Cincinnati

Here’s a word of advice from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati: never ignore a toothache. What may seem at first like a minor irritant can turn into a serious problem.

Can a toothache kill you?

The answer isn’t a simple yes or no. Let’s explain.

The cause of a toothache could lead to a dangerous chain of events that could eventually kill you. Just a few hundred years ago, “teeth” were reported as a common cause of death.

Why would that be? A toothache may be associated with an oral infection. An untreated infection can spread to other parts of the body. Your body may develop sepsis trying to resist the infection. Sepsis can kill you.

Pain is your body’s way of saying something is wrong. At Endres Gateway Dentistry in Cincinnati we offer emergency dental care, and treat toothaches before things get out of hand. Patients from Montgomery, Blue Ash, and Kenwood also come to us for complete family dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Endres Gateway Dentistry:


9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204
Cincinnati, OH


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