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I have a dead tooth, what are my options?

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Dr. Mahesh Patel
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Root canal

Root canal treatment to remove the infected nerve is the best option to treat the tooth.
Other options are to extract the tooth, but you will then need a replacement tooth.

In brief: Root canal

Root canal treatment to remove the infected nerve is the best option to treat the tooth.
Other options are to extract the tooth, but you will then need a replacement tooth.
Dr. Mahesh Patel
Dr. Mahesh Patel
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In brief: Only two

I assume you mean the nerve in the tooth is dead.
To keep the tooth requires a root canal and crown. Your other option is to remove the tooth. Now you have a space and that too can be costly to fix. There are no other options . A dead tooth is a future toothache if left untreated. Don't wait.

In brief: Only two

I assume you mean the nerve in the tooth is dead.
To keep the tooth requires a root canal and crown. Your other option is to remove the tooth. Now you have a space and that too can be costly to fix. There are no other options . A dead tooth is a future toothache if left untreated. Don't wait.
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
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