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Posted by: Clarece | 2012-10-29

Q.

Root canal tooth, broken and now turning black

Hi, I have 2 root canal teeth next to each other and a couple of months ago the one tooth broke and it seems that the one next to it splintered as well. I haven''t been to the dentis because there''s no pain and I just can''t afford it at the moment. This weekend I noticed that the one tooth is turning black and the one next to it is also starting to turn black at the gum line. I am extremely concerned about this - I don''t want black rotten teeth!! Why is this happening and what can I do about it!

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Oral health expert

The teeth are darkening due to the tooth being "dead" after the root canal treatment. Root canal treatment need to be crowned in most cases.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012-10-29

The teeth are darkening due to the tooth being "dead" after the root canal treatment. Root canal treatment need to be crowned in most cases.

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