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Posted by: jerry | 2004/12/08

Q.

teeth decay and grey gums

My daughter is 4years old. Her lower teeth are fine but the upper ones have all decayed. Her teeth are not aching. Her gums have turned grey. What could be done for her. Should the teeth be extracted?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

If the upper ones are all decayed and they can be filled that is better than extracting them. If the decay has spread quite deeply than extraction is a better way to go. Gum discoloration is quite normal and is most likely due to hyper pigmentation. However you need to confirm this by having it examined by your dentist.

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