Non-vital Teeth

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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I have a discolored broken tooth with a hole. Is there a chance of infection?

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 »


Dr. Sneha Narendeepak

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 »

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