A 30-year-old member asked:
is it normal for a molar tooth that had root canal turn black above the crown?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Venincasa answered
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: This is very common.
Answered on Feb 5, 2013
Dr. Ronald Achong answered
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: This is possible. This discoloration will be covered by a crown anyway. See your dentist to complete your treatment.
Answered on Feb 6, 2013
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
53 years experience Dentistry
Normal?: This only happens in a small percentage of cases, but in not uncommon. When the tissues inside the tooth deteriorate, the tooth can stain from within, leaving a darker area exposed. There are cosmetic remedies for this. Discuss your options with your own dentist.
Answered on May 4, 2018
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