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Monday
Feb132012

My child's tooth is dark...

Mothers often ask why their childs tooth goes dark or grey in colour.  Dark teeth in baby teeth is often a result of previous trama.  If you have ever watched a youngster take their first step or learn to walk you know they often fall down.  And once they get on their feet it's usually to run and not walk.  So kids fall down and knock their front teeth.  Often no treatment is needed.  But inside  of the tooth is bruised- and bleeds a bit.  Some blood cells get absorbed into the tooth itself. To carry oxygen, blood cells contain hemoglobin- which contains iron. The iron oxidizes as it is released by the trama and the tooth goes dark.  Just like a bruise you might see on your skin.  The darkness does not go away like a bruise on your skin because the iron is locked into the hard tooth structure called "dentin". 

So, whenever a mom ( or dad) comes it with a youngster right after a blow the mouth I warn them this may occur.  The parent just needs to watch for any "blister" or "pimple" appearing on the gums near the tooth. That would indicate an infection has started.