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Tooth dying from inside out?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 22, 2009
  • 06:01 AM

My dentist told me I have a rare problem in one of my back molars. The tooth is dying form the inside out. He says it could have come from earlier trauma from braces or having my wisdom teeth removed. The tooth appears perfectly healthy on the outside. He was able to tell by blurry swirls in the xray. Can someone please explain what this condition is? He stated I would need to my tooth pulled eventually. That was 2 years ago and the tooth still ha snot caused my any discomfort and looks the same. It is on the top of my mouth and I do not want my teeth to move after it is removed as I had braces and my teeth are perfect. He said I could not have a fake tooth put it. Do I really have no options to preserve my smile?

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