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

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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

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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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