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Can you leave a dead tooth in your mouth?

I am a 37 year old male. I want to know if you can leave a dead tooth in your mouth?

2 Answers

Not a good idea. Eventually, the body will reject it.
Absolutely not. A dead tooth holds bacteria in it, and eventually can cause an abscess. Leaving a dead tooth in the mouth is just a series of bad events waiting to happen.

Ultimately, this is something you should discuss with your general Dentist to be further evaluated and treatment planned accordingly.