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Old 01-02-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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two teeth turning black

i was horrified to notice 2 of my teeth are turning black!!!!! one is really black and the other starting to turn color.

i'm 63 and have receeding gums problems. what could be causing this?


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Old 01-02-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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Re: two teeth turning black

It usually means the nerve of the tooth has died. The roots may still be viable though so you may be able to have a root canal done and then the dentist can apply a bleaching agent to the inside of the tooth before sealing it to complete the rc procedure and this will make them appear whiter or closer to your natural tooth shade - or he may suggest they be crowned as root canaled teeth have a tendency to become brittle and break or fracture over time.

Old 01-03-2009, 11:52 AM   #3
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Re: two teeth turning black

my dentist has already mentioned dentures for my upper teeth (they are getting very loose with the gums receding), and the one tooth that is turning black has a gum-line filling that you can see has receded lots as well. my guess is dentures will be in order shortly - don't even want to think about it!!!!!

the joys of aging!!!!!


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