Tooth Discoloration Due to Trauma: What You Should Know

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You probably know that your teeth can suffer from a number of injuries—but did you know that your pearly whites could change color after you suffer trauma? While you may think teeth whitening could be enough to correct this problem, it actually isn’t. Fortunately, there are many things you could do after you suffer trauma to your teeth.

If your tooth is damaged, it could bleed internally. If this happens, and the issue isn’t addressed, the blood could actually stain your tooth, making it appear black. Fortunately, even if your tooth is black, our dentist may be able to save it with root canal therapy. We could also recommend a dental veneer to improve the appearance of your smile.

Tooth discoloration tends to be more common in children than adults. As you may know, toddlers tend to fall, especially while they’re learning to walk. This means your child has more opportunities to hurt their teeth because of falling. However, unlike adults, if a child’s tooth changes color because of trauma, it should heal in a few days. If it doesn’t, please contact our team right away.

If you’d like to learn more about dealing with this type of discoloration, please don’t hesitate to contact Brookfield Family Dentistry, LLC at 203.775.6167. Dr. Marianne Morelli and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you specific advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon.