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Dark tooth - any experiences?

(7 Posts)
lifeonmarsbars Sat 13-Feb-16 12:00:34

DS is 6 and has generally good teeth. He went to the dentist a few months ago and they were all ok. He brushes well with an electric toothbrush. One of his top front teeth (milk teeth) has gone brown. I've read a bit on the internet and it appears it might be that a knock has damaged the blood supply and it should right itself with time.

I just wondered if anyone else had had the same thing and could tell me how long it lasted and whether the new tooth was damaged.


dementedpixie Sat 13-Feb-16 12:04:43

If it's a milk tooth I wouldn't bother as he will lose it soon and be replaced with his adult tooth

Littledafty Sat 13-Feb-16 12:07:03

I just posted on another thread about teeth!
My youngest got knocked by a football in the face, his tooth went dark grey. It regained some of its whiteness over time but not totally. It was a baby tooth so came out after a year or so. I was really paranoid people would think I wasn't taking care of his teeth because it looked like decay. His new tooth came in absolutely fine, normal colour and straight.
My nephew had the same thing happen, his tooth was almost black but over time went back to normal. He's not lost the tooth yet but it looks fine now.

TooMuchOfEverything Sat 13-Feb-16 12:07:11

DD had this - the milk tooth looked awful and never 'recovered' but the new adult one is totally fine. There was a very long gap between it falling out and the new one growing down though. Fingers crossed for your DS.

lifeonmarsbars Sun 14-Feb-16 08:49:18

Thanks you all for your posts and reassurance. I think I might take him to the dentist anyway as he's due a check-up. DS says the tooth is wobbling but he might just be messing around with it.

Mrsmorton Sun 14-Feb-16 19:58:55

He should lose this tooth at age 6 so don't stress. He should also be having six monthly check ups so... a good time to have one I feel.

Katie0705 Thu 18-Feb-16 01:22:39

A darker tooth is not uncommon when it's been damaged and the blood supply has died off. When the next tooth comes through, the next tooth should be ok. Seeing your dentist is really important and will hopefully reassure you about what is happening.
Best wishes

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