teeth, health, smile,dentistA dead tooth is one that does not have any blood flowing to it. Here is everything you need to know about a dead tooth, also known as a ‘non-vital tooth.’

Key takeaways:

– Symptoms of a dead tooth are pain from pus in the pulp cavity, bad odour, swelling and change in teeth colour.

– Causes are untreated cavities that facilitate bacteria and physical injuries on teeth.

– Treatment includes rot canal therapy or extraction where the dentist cannot save the tooth.

Practice proper oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly for checkups.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.