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 How can one whiten their teath withuout spending much money on dental treatment?
How to whiten your teath and take care of them so that they are always in a good condition and add to your beauty?...

 I know this has gotta hurt?
the dentist told me : gotta take out six teeth, do a bone build up, then implants. This is gonna cost like thousands and thousands. But my smile is my best feature. It's the six back teeth ...

 What particular teeth whiting product works well on teeth.?

 Has anyone ever set off metal detectors with braces?
I was wondering if anyone who had or has braces set off any metal detectors while walking into a store, or out of a store.

I just got braces and I walked into and out of stores with metal ...

 I have Gingivitus and I try everything to get rid of it! Help me identify the problem and get a solution!?
I have puffy gums in a limited area on my lower front teeth. I was diagnosed with Gingivitis and have been instructed by my dentist to brush on the gum line in this area at a 45 degree angle and I ...

 NHS dentist hell: refund or damage for pain and suffering?
About two months ago, I had a filling done by an NHS dentist.

After the operation, the tooth was very sensitive for about 2-3 weeks; during this time, I used the other side for chewing.

 Wisdom tooth infection...?
On Tuesday I went in to the dentist because the left side of my mouth was very swollen and painful. They gave me antibiotics and said I needed to get my wisdom teeth pulled. They made the ...

 Ahhh!! Dentist office!!?
This may sound really stupid...but i have to go get three cavaties drilled out and i am really nervous because i have never had a cavity before and i dont know if it is going to hurt really bad ...

 I am in excruicating pain from my infected tooth hole!?
I have a root canal scheduled for over 2 months from now at the sliding scale clinic. I recieved plenty of antibiotic to clear it up, but they prescribed me literally enough painkillers for less than ...

 My Partner has around six rotten teeth.He hasn't seen a dentist in years and he is only 19.?
The teeth are pretty bad, the front two are rotted alittle in the middle where they join, and the other four, two at each side are very rotten, and broke in half. He also has a baby tooth still in ...

 If a filling falls out (9 months after being put in) am I expected to pay for another to be put in?
Do dentists have some sort of warranty on fillings?...

 which toothpaste is the best?
best for whitening, brushing tartar off and bacteria off?...

 What do you think about laser dentistry?
i have a cavity, but im terrified about going under the drill (and being numb). i've only had dental work done once, and i had to use anestesia. I was wondering what you think about laser ...

 If you are familiar with the condition "dry-socket" please c'mere!!?
Ok, i had a wisdom tooth extracted this morning. I have been following the instructions but somethings are concerning me.

1) I have a slight salty taste in my mouth. Is that normal?

 Why does my lip have a red line that looks like it was bleeding?
It is about 1 inch long....

 Have you any ideas about the health issues? And the current closing of many clinics? What are we to do?
Any real answers will be appreciated. Thank ...

 What are Veneers and Porcelain Veneers? Its a dental question.?
I just wanna know what they are about, the procedure and how much and stuff. I am very interested in investing in it so im looking into them....

 Braces!! Need Answers Now...Please?
I just got braces, today. My dentist messed up on: FORGETING TO PUT A BAND ON, DID NOT CUT THE WIRE SHORT ENOUGH, THE WORST IS i JUST NOTCED THIS WHEN i GOT home today.. I can't go back until S...

 braces?gold chain?
do/have you have/had a gold chain in your mouth?...

 ceramic braces coming off?
sorry! i know i just asked this but does it hurt when they take off CERAMIC braces?...

Can a persom really die from an absessed /bad tooth?

I believe they could if it poisons their whole body system. I know a person who had one and he got so thin and by the time he went to the doctor, he had signs of infection in his blood. He had to be hospitalized and put on lots of antibiotics. It took him a long time to get well and it was from a couple of abcessed teeth.

miss T
wow good question! I have that problem... and think i better actually do something about it! Thanks!

Madame M
Like everyone else said, yes. If it goes untreated and is a very bad case. I was just reading in "That Old Ace in a Hole" about cowboys who died of bad teeth.

This site referenced says it was a common cause of death. Here's a quote:

Left alone, abscesses can become quite serious. In the days before antibiotics and modern surgery, dental abscess was a common cause of death. Upon occasion, especially in the case of an untreated abscess of an upper front tooth, the patient can get a brain abscess which can kill him. This brain infection is called cavernous sinus thrombosis. Click the image to the left to see my page explaining the mechanics of cavernous sinus thrombosis and its relationship to the "dangerous triangle".

youhoo it's me
you can die from lots of things but an absessed toot is very infected and unless treated the infection can spread to other areas of the body and affect organs

Yes the poison can get in to the blood stream and it can be lethal. Go to an emergency room or a dentist to get antibiotics and then have the tooth removed. this is painful. I hope this person gets treatment.

well not like a leading cause of death, no.However, a rotten tooth can very well be taken as a sign of invasive bacterial survival. You mouth has a lot of nerve endings as well as blood vessels. Degradation of surrounding tissues by these bacteria will enable then to get into the blood stream. In the blood stream they are able to infect internal organs, such as the heart, thus leading to Cornary diseases as they could continue to degrade the organ tissues. One such bacteria is P. gingivalis
Nothing to be scared of though. Just continue to visit your dentist and practice proper oral care.

yes. the pus/bacteria will eat away at the nerves and tissues. and then cause the infection to poison the body of the sufferer.

Yes if infection gets in the blood stream and sepsis sets in, absolutely!

Yes. Studies of Indian remains both before and after the introduction of corn from South America. Before corn was traded in the northern hemisphere very few remains showed any problem other than old age or from accidents. After the intoduction of corn the Indian remains showed signs of absesses of the teeth as the cause of death. Also,a sinus infection can also enter the bloodstream and cause death

yes because the infection climbs up to the brain and kills it.

Francois J V
Yes - Each tooth has its own blood supply. The bacteria in the absess will slowly be taken up by the blood and the whole body will be poisoned in time.

A person working for the same company where I am employed, died within 7 days from this. I must say that he was one of those "self help" type and fiddled with his absessed tooth without going to the docter/dentist. The absess ruptured and all the goo entered his blood stream. He was unfortunate that the rupture was internal and not out into his mouth. Two days after his "fiddling" he started to feel bad and his wife took him to the docter. He was immediately put into intensive care but it was too late.

Pain in your teeth is one of the worst pains you can get - with reason - it can kill you

Jeanette M
yes because it piosinus when it breaks the abscess....you can swollow it. also it can lead into a bone infection of the jaw if you dont get this checked out asp and get on some antiboitcs.

Yes you can. The infection can get in your blood stream and go to your heart. There have been many cases with this result.

any infection, if left untreated, could possibly spread and cause death.

Yes if it gets infected! get on antibiotics before you go to the dentist!

Yes. It has happened. The infection from the tooth goes into the system and it is poison.

Charlotte T
Yes in fact one can, because if left untreated, the infection can get into the bloodstream and also there is a chance that it can cause an infection in the heart (Endocarditis) or (Myocarditis). This is harder to treat and can lead to death if not taken care of. If you have an abcess, or know someone who does, seek medical attention at once, as it can be life threatning! This is especially serious if the person has a problem with the valves of the heart. They should take a corse of antibiotics BEFORE having any dental work done due to the danger of infection going to the heart.

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