A tooth can begin to turn grey or black if it is damaged from within by decay or infection or from an impact injury. By visiting a dentist as soon as possible, you can help prevent damaged teeth from turning black.
- Bacteria inside the tooth can cause it to darken, but your dentist may still be able to save it from extraction.
- A root canal may be required to clean out any dead tissue in a tooth, helping to prevent it turning black.
- Dental issues such as a crack need addressing promptly by a dentist in order to repair it and stop it turning black.
By addressing a damaged tooth earlier, rather than later, you can offset the risk of expensive complications.
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