General Dentistry 25/10/2017

Preventing and treating a 'dead tooth'

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.

Key takeaways:

- '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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Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00*
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