dead tooth

dead tooth

a misnomer for pulpless tooth.

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.

dead tooth

(ded tūth)
Colloq. misnomer for pulpless tooth.
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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.
USM researchers aimed to address this issue with NanoSeal Plus, which has a similar structure to the tooth and actively seals the small gaps within the dead tooth, reducing the chances of a future infection.
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.