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Painless tooth with dead nerve - what are odds of later infection and how long?
Are there statistics or known odds of how long a dead tooth can stay problem-free WITHOUT having root canal? Frequent dental visits instead of root canal, to keep a watch for infection seems more sensible than jumping into a root canal. No dental work lasts forever. How often should I check-up and x-ray dead tooth to make sure not causing unseen problems? Dental industry has no incentive to let nature to try to resolve. There is far too little info available on 'no action' alternative.
How long will a dead tooth be pain free?
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