When the nerves in the tooth's pulp get damaged due to injury, they stop the blood supply to the teeth, resulting in infection and the death of the nerve. The tooth which undergo this process is known as a non-vital tooth. It is often caused due to tooth decay and injury. It is managed by doing a root canal to protect the tooth. When it is severely damaged, then it is managed by extraction. If pain occurs, it is reduced by taking medication.
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Query: Hello doctor, I want to show my teeth x-ray to get proper advice. My former filling at the back of the tooth has been removed. Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and also seen the x-ray attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It would be of great help if you upload the x-ray in front of a white background and kindly do not crop it. As the crown portion of other tooths are not ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, When I was young I tripped and chipped my tooth. It was when I was 20 years old that I got braces and the dentist told me I had to get a root canal for that specific tooth. She said that the tooth was dead already. I thought it was just a chipped tooth because it looked normal and did no... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. When you banged your tooth and part of it chipped away, the pulp or the core of nerves and blood vessels that provide nourishment to the tooth probably died. It is not possible to judge this now but your dentist must have done the required tests to come up with ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I broke a big part of my tooth, and I cannot get to the dentist as I have no money and no medical insurance. Now it smells, and looks pale brown color. I am scared, is it infected? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Breaking of a part of the tooth is termed as tooth fracture. There are a number of types of tooth fractures. A few of them are symptomatic and cause pain. These require immediate attention. A few other types do not cause pain immediately. But they might show color ch... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal done for a tooth, a couple of months ago. My crown came out 8 days back. I did not go back to the dentist, but now a screw came out my tooth. What does this mean? When should I visit a dentist? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to explain the treatment that has been done to your tooth according to the details provided by you: Your tooth has been root canal treated. Root canal treatment is mostly done to a tooth when the decay has reached the innermost layer of the toot... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a discolored broken tooth with a hole. Is there any way I could have an infection, there is no pain in the area, and I can feel the tooth when I press with my tongue. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your concern. I assume all your concerns are based on one tooth. Two scenarios are happening there. 1) The nerve of that tooth might be dead, which is the reason for not feeling any pain and causing discoloration in the same. 2) The nerve is und... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, A sudden toothache started last night in the front left tooth. It is really painful this morning. The pain is constant. I have attached a picture of the affected tooth. What could have caused this? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, I have gone through the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The tooth is nonvital (dead) and therefore it is discolored. This usually happens if you had got your tooth injured in any accident, months or years ago. Even slight injuries to the tooth long before,... Read Full »