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Does a dead tooth root mean you have an infection. Also can it cause pain weather it is infected or not? Can it cause a ear infection or ear pain?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Dead tooth

There are both sterile and infected necrotic pulpal involvements.
Both can permit spread of toxins and/or bacteria. If it's a lower back tooth, there may be ear-area involvement. You need professional care, NOW. The longer you wait, the greater the risk of complication, the more extensive (andexpensive) the damage control. Please seek immediate dental care.

In brief: Dead tooth

There are both sterile and infected necrotic pulpal involvements.
Both can permit spread of toxins and/or bacteria. If it's a lower back tooth, there may be ear-area involvement. You need professional care, NOW. The longer you wait, the greater the risk of complication, the more extensive (andexpensive) the damage control. Please seek immediate dental care.
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