Discolored Tooth in Toddler
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Kirsty - posted on 02/27/2010
i am a dental assistant and the most likely cause is some sort of trauma, (falling over and hitting her tooth), take her to the dentist to have it checked out, but usually discolouration means the nerve of the tooth is dead or dying, my almost 4 year old has the same, basically all we are doing is waiting to see when her adult tooth replaces her baby tooth, if there is any damage to it, this will not be known until she is between 6-8 years old.
if your daughter is not complaining of any pain, it is probably best to leave it, how ever you should still seek a dentists advice.
Beck - posted on 01/31/2010
The reasons for toddler teeth discoloration are varied and include:
•Poor cleaning habits
•Exposure to certain vitamins (ie. iron) and germs
•Eating certain foods
•Early tooth decay
I would sugest you book an appointment with a Pediatric Dentist asap, if brushing the tooth does not bring the tooth back to normal colour. (Brush with water and baking soda).
Katherine - posted on 01/31/2010
It could be that the tooth suffered some sort of impact and the tooth died. My husband hit a front tooth very hard as a child, and it died and basically did a self root canal, and now it's slightly yellower than the rest of his teeth. If you're concerned about it, take her to the dentist and get a professional opinion. Hope this helps!
Kerry - posted on 01/31/2010
My niece had a grey tooth after she fell over. The dentist said it was dead but left it in because an adult tooth would replace it later anyway. Did she injure her mouth over the last few days? Maybe time for a visit to the dentist!