Killer Toothache: 24-Year-Old Man Dies after Not Treating Tooth Infection
Doctors at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio said a 24-year-old father died Wednesday from a tooth infection.
Patti Collins, wife of famed musician Bootsy Collins, said she couldn’t believe what happened to her nephew, Kyle Willis, who left behind a 6-year-old daughter.
“I said, ‘What do you mean they’re calling the family?’ My daughter said, ‘Mom, the infection Kyle had in his tooth has gone to his brain,” Collins said.
Doctors said that rare as it may be, what started out as a toothache eventually killed the young father and aspiring paralegal.
Family members said Willis’ wisdom tooth started hurting two weeks ago.