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Does a bad nerve in your mouth ever die on it's own?

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In brief: Nerve in mouth

If you are asking about a nerve in a tooth, there are several reasons why a nerve will die: deep, unrepaired decay, a filling that is too close to the nerve, fracture, trauma, advanced gum infection, chronic teeth grinding or clenching.
Most of the time, this will result in an infection requiring a root canal. Sometimes this occurs slowly over many years and is assymptomatic.

In brief: Nerve in mouth

If you are asking about a nerve in a tooth, there are several reasons why a nerve will die: deep, unrepaired decay, a filling that is too close to the nerve, fracture, trauma, advanced gum infection, chronic teeth grinding or clenching.
Most of the time, this will result in an infection requiring a root canal. Sometimes this occurs slowly over many years and is assymptomatic.
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