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What can I do to know when my molar tooth is dying?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sensitivity

Lingering sensitivity to hot and/ or cold, pressure pain or pain while chewing, and swelling are all signs.

In brief: Sensitivity

Lingering sensitivity to hot and/ or cold, pressure pain or pain while chewing, and swelling are all signs.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Ask your dentist

Your dentist has the skills and experience to perform tests on that bothersome tooth to determine if it needs treatment.
Give their office a call.

In brief: Ask your dentist

Your dentist has the skills and experience to perform tests on that bothersome tooth to determine if it needs treatment.
Give their office a call.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dying nerve

Patients can't always know when a tooth starts to become non-vital or it's it's complete "dead".
Sometimes this occurs quickly with severe acute pain, ; sometimes this process happens slowly over a long period. If you are having a problem with a particular tooth, your dentist can determine the health ; vitality of the tooth both by your symptoms ; some clinical tests (even if the x-ray is negative.

In brief: Dying nerve

Patients can't always know when a tooth starts to become non-vital or it's it's complete "dead".
Sometimes this occurs quickly with severe acute pain, ; sometimes this process happens slowly over a long period. If you are having a problem with a particular tooth, your dentist can determine the health ; vitality of the tooth both by your symptoms ; some clinical tests (even if the x-ray is negative.
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