What You Should Know About Tooth Discoloration Due to Trauma

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You probably know that your teeth can suffer from a number of injuries—but did you know that your pearly whites could change color after you suffer trauma? While you may think teeth whitening could be enough to correct this problem, it actually isn’t. Fortunately, there are many things you could do after you suffer trauma to your teeth.

Did you know that your teeth could actually bleed internally? Unfortunately, if your tooth is bleeding, the inside of your teeth could stain. This can make your teeth appear dark and stained. While traditional whitening methods won’t be effective, you could consider a treatment such as veneers. Root canal therapy may also be important because it can remove the stained area of your tooth. This treatment can also save your tooth.

Tooth discoloration tends to be more common in children than adults. As you may know, toddlers tend to fall, especially while they’re learning to walk. This means your child has more opportunities to hurt their teeth because of falling. However, unlike adults, if a child’s tooth changes color because of trauma, it should heal in a few days. If it doesn’t, please contact our team right away.

If you’d like to learn more about dealing with this type of discoloration, please don’t hesitate to contact Midtown Dental at 713-481-5693. Dr. R. Nab and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you specific advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon.