Tooth Turning Gray after Dentist VisitMay 9, 2019 11:31 pm |
I’m wondering if something has gone seriously wrong with my tooth. I had some pain in a tooth which bothered me consistently. I finally sucked it up and looked up an emergency dentist in my area. He did some x-rays and poked around. He concluded that it was a small crack in a tooth. He did admit there was no diagnostic evidence for that but he was going based on my symptoms. He prepared my tooth for a crown right then, for which I was very grateful. However, it’s been a few weeks and it still hurts some. Now I’ve noticed the tooth right next to it is turning gray. What’s going on? Did he treat the wrong tooth? Mira Dear Mira, There are a few things which can be going on here. First, I want to address the gray tooth. When a tooth is turning gray, it means the tooth is either dead or in the process of dying. This will need a root canal treatment. I noticed you mentioned you looked up an emergency dentist. Usually, that means you don’t have a regular dentist. If that is because of dental anxiety, I want to take that worry off of your list. In your place, I’d look for a sedation dentist moving forward. They can provide various levels of sedation depending on how much anxiety you face. They can provide you with anxiety-free/pain-free appointments. The biggest benefit of this is it will allow you to get the regular preventative care you need, preventing the need for an emergency dentist altogether.
Three Possibilities with this Emergency Dentist
- Possibility One: He misdiagnosed you
- Possibility Two: Two Separate Incidents
- Possibility Three: Delayed Symptoms
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