My broken tooth is black inside, is it tooth decay or something else?

My molar broke and it looks black inside, should i be worried?

Doctor Answers 2

Consult with Dentist ASAP

You need to check with your dentist ASAP because it could be as simple as cavity to pulpal infection(nerve infection) . Your dentist can determine exactly what will be right solution for you. Best of luck


Frisco Dentist

Blackened Broken Tooth

It could be decay, it could be discoloration from an old silver filling or could result from a long term pulp issue. The only way to find out is to see a dentist promptly and have it checked. If you don't see a dentist and have it treated though, it will get worse no matter what the cause.

Paul D. Kantor, DDS
Cleveland Dentist
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