Black wisdom tooth. Can I die?

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    Hartwell94521

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    i have a black wisdom tooth in the back of my mouth. I have embeen to the dentist and he had done fillings on my wisdom teeth, because they don’t hurt.
    Can I die from the black wisdom tooth being left untreated?
     
    Hartwell94521, Oct 3, 2018
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    Usually the "black" after the dentist placed the filling is just staining (external, rarely internal). Similar to other teeth, if cavity or infection is left untreated, you could get swelling which can be dangerous.
     
    honestdoc, Oct 4, 2018
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