Signs of a Dead Tooth (And Tips to Prevent)

Discoloration or pain in a tooth can indicate that a tooth is dead or dying. Death of a tooth is usually due to decay or trauma.

Key takeaways to prevent a dead tooth:

  • Wear a mouth guard when you play sports
  • Brush twice daily and have regular checkups
  • Never open items with your teeth or chew ice cubes

Untreated infections can spread so see your dentist as soon as you experience a problem.
"It is not always easy to identify a dead tooth just by looking at it. Only a dental professional will be able to diagnose it,"
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