If you have suffered a serious injury that killed one of your teeth, you may be weeks or months away from seeing the full effects of that injury. As much as you may hate to think about doing dental work, the fact is that if you have a dead tooth in your mouth, it is only a matter of time before you are the only one who knows you have a dead tooth.

Sometimes a fall or a heavy impact will loosen your tooth so that the roots are no longer attached. Just like anything else with roots, when the roots are not attached, there is no way to pass nutrients to the tooth. It is easier to see it in plants and trees, as it is obvious when they die. They become brown and brittle.

The Orange County cosmetic dentist will probably not be able to save your tooth, but he or she will be able to save you from the embarrassment that can result from a dead tooth. Over time, this tooth will turn an ugly brown color and may make you avoid smiling, talking or going out at all. It could even affect the results of job or college interviews, even if no one says that is the problem. Visit the Orange County cosmetic dentist today to find out what your options are for treating a dead tooth.