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Posted by: dizzy | 2004/10/12

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Subject re::: toddlers stained teeth ???

Subject: toddlers stained teeth
Posted by: dizzy
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hi

my baby fell and cracked her front tooth... apparently the nerve died and blackened...the blackness is spreading onto all surrounding teeth...and when she smiles looks like its decaying, but is actually badly stained with a black substance....i cant get her to a dentist cos she wont sit still..she is 18 months old...will her teeth have problems later and remain like this forever???

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

Hello,

It is not possible for the "blackness" of one tooth to spread to the next if it is due to a dead nerve.
Caries/decay between two teeth can cause cavities on adjacent teeth.
Does she sleep with a bottle? If so stop this immediately as this is the major cause of decay in babies.
We normally (in our practice) don't let the child sit on the chair if they are very scared, but merely film them on our TV screens which have an intra oral camera where we can examine mouth quickly.
If she is need of major treatment, you could consider general anaesthesia. However, the cause of the problem needs to be ascertained first. Good luck

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Posted by: dizzy | 2004/11/18

hi there

took my daughter to the dentist...and he scaled the stains on her teeth....they are perfect now :)*** i just need to get her into a routing of brushing...which she abhors .....any ideas????????

Reply to dizzy
Posted by: dizzy | 2004/10/19

hi there

thank for the reply....actually her grandfather is a dentist , but i needed a second opinion...as he says...its okay...yes,,she does drink milk at night but not sleep with bottle...i just need to find out...will her permanant teeth be affected by this....also,,,her teeth are definitely not decaying...just stained....please help .....

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