A dead or “non-vital” tooth occurs when blood flow to the tooth ceases. There are a number of reasons why this happens and ways to avoid the problem. Should a dead tooth occur, there are also treatments available at the dentist.
The most common causes of a dead tooth are
– Tooth decay
– Improper dental care
Tooth trauma from an accident is unavoidable but it is possible to minimise the risk of a dead tooth by looking after your teeth properly. Once a tooth dies there are “two options for treatment” and you can find out more about these at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319062.php.