A recent article in the Readers Digest tells of an Illinois man who almost died of a dental infection. It began with a tooth ache on a Monday by the following Monday he was in the hospital. His check was so swollen he couldn’t open his left eye. The dental infection had invaded the muscles that open the jaw, causing his jaw to clamp shut. It had also spread to his neck and was squeezing his airway nesessitating a breathing tube. Last night Prime Time News aired a story about an 11 year old boy who died after a dental infection spread to his brain, sadly, resulting in his death. There are also documented cases of dental infections spreading to the heart resulting in a life threatening Cardiac infections. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings by your registered hygienist can save your life. YOUR DENTIST MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCTOR YOU SEE THIS YEAR!
Your Dentist Could Save Your Life
March 1, 2007
Posted in Dental Health