Dentists don’t like to admit defeat at the best of times as their remit with everything they do in Leeds is to try and keep your teeth healthy and in your mouth; they certainly don’t like the term ‘hopeless tooth’ as this indicates that the tooth is a goner and that they have failed in their duties to you. Tooth decay and periodontal disease really threaten the existence of a tooth but there are ways that dentists will do their utmost to save the it when things get this bad; root canal treatment can help to prolong the longevity of the tooth after the ravishes of decay, whereas periodontal disease however requires a lot more effort. If the very bone structure of the jaw has become diseased below, it may take bone and tissue grafting in order to recover the situation and save the tooth. Abscesses also threaten the life cycle of a tooth; this dangerous scenario can be treated, but they have a nasty habit of coming back and in the end, the situation may well become hopeless and the only remedy is to have the tooth taken away. Teeth in older people have a terminal inevitability to them as well, as the body becomes less strong and treatments for bad teeth, as in grafting, may not work anyway so again, you may have to wave goodbye to your teeth forever.