Do You Have a Dead Tooth?

People can suffer from a ‘dead tooth’ until it is too late. A tooth is declared dead when all blood vessels around it are cut off and can no longer supply blood.

Key takeaways:

– You might have a ‘dead tooth,’ if you have bad odour, metallic tastes, discolouration, swelling, redness, pimples on gums and headaches.

–  Causes are an injury (like a fall) or a severely decayed tooth.

– Your dentist will do an x-ray to diagnose and root canal therapy or extraction to treat.

Regularly clean your teeth and see the dentist for checkups to prevent these complications.

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