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How long does it take for a tooth to die

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
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
Dentistry 20 years experience
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
Dentistry 40 years experience
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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Lavigne
Dentistry 44 years experience
Varies: Pulp (nerve and vessels) can die soon after tooth injury or slowly over several years due to an advancing cavity or crack. A dead nerve is not a good ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Nerve: The nerve in the tooth can die quickly due to trauma or very slowly due to decay, cracks, or fracture. If you are concern about a tooth the best thi... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Nerve vitality: The nerve and blood supply to a tooth commonly referred to as the "nerve" may go non-vital (die) within days from a traumatic fracture of the tooth or... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not the tooth: It's the complexity of the extraction. And sometimes it's just how traumatized the tissue becomes.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry 13 years experience
Yes: The easy answer is yes. If your 30 min late on a dose it's not a huge deal. Just try to stick to the 6hr time frame as close as you can. If you're ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly. No two extractions are exactly alike. The procedure can be done under local anesthetic. Regarding how much anesthetic and the type, it is us... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If : If a baby or child’s tooth or teeth are rotted; do not recommend that it be handled by removing it yourself or just waiting for it to fall out. Each... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You : You are not that old! wisdom teeth are sometimes extracted on much older adults. Recovery time not only varies from patient to patient, but from toot... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Guess at lottery: All the situations you mentioned will take time. And you do not to rush things with orthodontics. Most conditions can be fixed with braces alone, but... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
It can...: Gum disease typically occurs when gum tissue is aggravated by excessive plaque and bacteria combined with poor oral hygiene. When gum disease is not ... Read More