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How long does it take for a tooth to die

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Usually if a tooth has become infected in the nerve canal, then it is hard to place a time frame on when the tooth will "die." some teeth actually di ... Read More
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
See a dentists: The sooner you treat the infection the better the prognosis and the healing of the tooth. A tooth that is infected is either slowly dying or already d ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No time frame: Although death from a tooth infection is rare, it can happen. The sooner you treat the problem the better off you will be.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Perm teeth take about 3-4 years to develop but if you mean how long should it take for teeth to come in then, after they start to erupt, a few months ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Mulder
43 years experience Dentistry
Years: A tooth begins it's life as a tiny toothbud & remains buried in the bone for many years before it erupts into the mouth. Following eruption the root ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Uelk
49 years experience Dentistry
Extraction of tooth: The amount of time it would take to extract a tooth depends on which tooth is involved, and how much of tooth structure is still remaining. Usually 3 ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience Dentistry
It varies: A dental abscess can develop very rapidly but in other cases may take days to weeks to even years before an abscess is noticed. Regular dental exams ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It won't: Teeth do not grow back. We only have 2 sets of teeth in our lives: baby teeth and adult teeth. If you lose an adult tooth, you need to replace it w ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely !: Tooth infections are localized at first. If neglected , an abcess will form. If it goes to your bloodstream , then it can hurt the baby as well. See y ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
No specific time: If you have a tooth infection it can become quite serious if left unattended. Pain, infection, swelling, complicated treatment, extraction, and in ra ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Cracked tooth ?: Cracked teeth do not heal themselves. Please see a local dentist to determine what treatment this tooth needs to correct any problem it may have.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Shortly: Anywhere between 1-4 weeks. And it depends on what you classify as "healed.".
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