Tooth turning grey for no possible reason with no pain or sensitivity. Any suggestions? (photos)
Los Angeles, CA
4 months ago
Hi , As I'm in the process of cosmetic dental work I noticed that one of my teeth is turning grey. I noticed this after we bleached the teeth and did a gum lift procedure . there is also a gum lesion beside the tooth which I thought was because of the gum lift but it's been a week and it's not going away. I also don't have any problems with this tooth, it's nerve is working but it's not sensitive it also doesn't feel like it's decaying.
Doctor Answers 1
I would suspect that the nerve of the tooth died (necrotic). These teeth can be asymptomatic for long periods of time and then one day they can develop a fistula (bump on the gums). The dead nerve can cause the tooth to discolor, often grey. If this is the case the tooth requires a root canal and most likely a crown. Good luck!
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