4th December 2019

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Can a tooth infection affect the brain?

An abscessed tooth represents a severe infection that is located in a part of your body that is uniquely located to spread its damage elsewhere. Infected gums can damage the jaw bone and cause teeth to fall out. The infection can spread to the brain through blood vessels and lead to a brain abscess.

Can you get sepsis from an abscessed tooth?

When an infection occurs, bacteria can move out of the tooth to the bone or tissue below, forming a dental abscess. Sepsis and septic shock can result from an infection anywhere in the body, such as pneumonia, influenza, or urinary tract infections. Worldwide, one-third of people who develop sepsis die.
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