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23 October 2017

Can Tooth Decay Lead to a Dead Tooth?

We all aim to protect our teeth against cavities by regularly brushing and visiting the dentist. Still, there may be instances when a cavity can lead to the death of a tooth. How might this occur?

– Any cavity that is left untreated can impact the pulp.

– Bacteria may then enter this pulp.

– If there is a build-up of bacteria, the pulp and the tooth could become necrotic. This will require a root canal or an extraction.

“The pressure inside the pulp will increase, cutting off the blood supply, starving the nerve, and killing the pulp.”

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https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319062.php

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