Possible Health Risks Of Untreated Tooth Infection
November 30, 2017
The news regarding the death of the former lead singer of the Brazilian boy band Domino, Ricardo Phalamesca (or Ricardo Bueno, as he was more commonly known), made the headlines partly due to the reason for his death: a tooth infection.
Still young, Ricardo left the world on Thursday, November 16, at the age of 40. His death has left many people on edge. How can a cavity lead someone to such a tragic fate?
In an interview with Perfeito, Dr. Paula Magalhães Freitas, an oral surgeon and member of the Rio de Janeiro Regional Council of Dentistry, explains that several factors are likely to cause a deadly infection. When it comes to cases of tooth infection in particular, however, it is possible to avoid such an outcome with some basic but essential care.
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