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Man Dies Of Toothache, Couldn't Afford Medicine

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A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn’t afford his medication
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According to NBC affiliate WLWT, Kyle Willis' wisdom tooth started hurting two weeks ago. When dentists told him it needed to be pulled, he decided to forgo the procedure, because he was unemployed and had no health insurance. When his face started swelling and his head began to ache, Willis went to the emergency room, where he received prescriptions for antibiotics and pain medications. Willis couldn't afford both, so he chose the pain medications. The tooth infection spread, causing his brain to swell. He died Tuesday.

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Its too bad that some dentists don't do some "pro ... by Suzana Megles on Sunday, Sep 4, 2011 at 11:21:24 AM