Kyle Willis died from a tooth infection.
August 31, 2011 - Kyle Willis, a 24-year-old father, died Wednesday from a tooth infection.
Family members said Willis' wisdom tooth started hurting two weeks ago. Despite a dentist's recommendation to extract the tooth, Willis ignored the pain since he was out of work and didn't have health insurance.
Once Willis started getting headaches and his face began to swell, he went to the emergency room at University Hospital in Cincinnati where he received prescriptions for an antibiotic and pain medication. But he couldn't afford to pay for both, so he chose the pain medication, which unfortunately did nothing to keep the infection from spreading to his brain.
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