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What Causes a Dead Tooth?

There are three layers to a tooth consisting of enamel, dentin, and pulp. To stay viable, teeth must have a continuous blood supply to the pulp, the innermost part of the tooth which is comprised of nerves and blood vessels. When the blood supply is cut off to the pulp, the tooth will start to die due to lack of much-needed nutrients and oxygen. This condition is also referred to as a non-vital or necrotic tooth. Causes a dead tooth : Decay of the Tooth: Through lack of consistent oral hygiene habits, cavities may occur and, over time, will give bacteria access to the soft tissue of the pulp. It will then cause infection and eventually the death of the tooth. Tooth Trauma:  Physical injury to the tooth can occur suddenly and for many reasons, such as participating in a contact sporting event or possibly a fall where the mouth or face is injured. If not addressed quickly, the blood flow to the tooth may cease, causing the tooth to die. Source: absolutedental.com

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What Causes a Dead Tooth?  

A tooth has three layers enamel, dentin, and pulp. The pulp contains the blood vessels and nerves. Dead or dying nerves in the pulp can lead...

What Causes a Dead Tooth?  

A tooth has three layers enamel, dentin, and pulp. The pulp contains the blood vessels and nerves. Dead or dying nerves in the pulp can lead...

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