Can You Die From Tooth Infection: Deaths Caused by Tooth Abscess. Can a person die from tooth infection? Yes, you can! If you’ve been reading the news these past few days, you might have come across the story of Kyle Willis, a 24-year-old man from Cincinnati who succumbed to death after the infection from his wisdom tooth spread to his brain.
According to the NY Daily News, Kyle was advised to have his infected tooth removed but he decided to tough it out because he neither had the money nor the insurance that would cover the dental expenses.