Can You Ignore a Dead Tooth?
Ignoring a dead tooth is not a wise strategy. Without intervention, the tooth will continue to deteriorate. Although it will almost certainly loosen and eventually fall out of its socket, this can take some time, and your overall dental health is at risk during this time. The infection within the tooth might not be confined to the tooth. Bacteria spread to the surrounding tissues and can even enter your bloodstream, leading to potentially serious health complications.