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Old 02-01-2011, 06:28 AM   #1
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molar black near gumline/gum border?cavity or discoloration?

hi. thanks to u all for helping those here who are not insured or who are under-insured find some peace of mind.

Background info:

I had a root canal 2 years ago on 1 of my molars.

I noticed an upside down "u" dark grey, almost black spot the size of little less than half a dime coin size.

I can't ask my original dentist, since i wasn't pleased with him & we had sort of like a falling out.


Questions:

1) is this tooth discoloration since i drink a lot of black coffee?

2) is the dark grey black spot a part of the original root canal?


i don't have any pain or sensitiviity there. the black or dark grey spot hasn't reached the gum area, it just borders or hugs the gum-line. the gum area there is pink with no discoloration.

i never got a cap, dentist told me such a cap was optional if i avoided biting down on hard food like trying to crack open a pistachio nut.

3) i can't afford to go to a check up & pay to fix any tooth decay there until march 15, 2011. can it wait until then?

4) what can i do if i don't have any dental insurance & i get bad pain developing there from now until march 15, 2011?


if i go to an ER, all they can do then is prescribe me a painkiller and an anti-biotic.

i live in san diego, is there a dental clinic i can go to that will bill me later?

it's seems like dentists also take a hippocratic oath that mandates they take care of some patients who can't afford to pay, or can't afford to pay right away.

thanks, again for all your help.

 
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