How to treat a dead tooth

teeth health smile dentistA dead tooth contains dead or dying nerves and can be caused by either tooth decay or physical trauma such as a fall. Symptoms of dead teeth include pain, caused by pressure on the periodontal membrane or an infection, and discolouration, caused by internal bleeding.

Key takeaways:

– If a dead tooth is diagnosed early enough it can be repaired with root canal treatment

– If the tooth needs to be removed, it can be replaced by a dental implant

– Book an appointment with your dentist if you are concerned

“Early treatment of a dead tooth is vital.”

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