dead tooth

dead tooth

a misnomer for pulpless tooth.
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dead tooth

A nonvital tooth by clinical standards, having had the pulp removed by endodontic treatment. The term is a poor choice because, if the periodontal tissues are healthy, the tooth will continue to function without symptoms.
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dead tooth

(ded tūth)
Colloq. misnomer for pulpless tooth.
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He was aware of a dark-colored "dead tooth" for several decades in the area of concern but denied any previous history of swelling in the area.
Treatment is either a root canal or extraction of the dead tooth. And in cavitations, the segments of dead bone are very toxic and can cause a whole host of symptoms similar to the symptoms root canals may cause.
Josef Issels, the famous, German physician, found that 98% of his adult advanced cancer patients had, in his words, "between two and ten dead teeth." Issels categorized a root canal as a dead tooth. He wrote this in 2005 in Cancer: A Second Opinion.
The best they could do, he said was to wait and see if this now dead tooth would work itself out enough at some point so that it could be safely pulled.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists say they have made an epoch-making advancement towards the next big treatment revolution in dentistry - the era in which root canal therapy brings diseased teeth back to life, rather than leaving a "non-vital" or dead tooth in the mouth.
Is it possible that a "dead tooth" could cause systemic complications?
Harry explains: "If there is a dead tooth, I would still have to do root treatment, but I might offer hepar sulph to deal with the infection."
So some holistic practitioners prefer to just pull the dead tooth instead.