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My last tooth has crumbled on the left side of my jaw, left a crater with sharp edges and a black hole in the center. Is it tooth decay? What to do with it? Is the tooth already dead and there is no point in rebuilding it, just wait until it grinds completely from food or does it have to be pulled out so that nothing festers there?

Caries cannot be healed. Bacteria that reside in a diseased tooth migrate freely throughout the body. It can cause many diseases. Decayed teeth should be treated or removed if they can no longer be saved. I advise you to visit a dentist who will decide if the tooth is for extraction. I advise you not to postpone this visit.

Remember that our expert's answer is informative and will not replace a visit to the doctor.

Agnieszka Sicińska

dentist, medical director of EURODENTAL Dental Center

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