A 'dead' tooth is called so because there is no blood flowing to it. Here is what you need to know about 'non-vital' teeth; symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment.
- 'Dead' teeth are caused by injuries on the tooth or tooth decays that destroy blood vessels and cut off blood supply.
- Signs include severe headaches, metallic taste, bad odour, swelling, bumps on gums and redness.
- Treatment involves root canal therapy or teeth extraction by a dentist.
For prevention, clean your teeth regularly and visit the dentist for checkups.
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