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Had a root canal done on one tooth,no crown. tooth next to it became infected,extracted.see black on "no crown" tooth. is it infected again?

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Dr. Ronald Hsu answered

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

Depends...: It could be an active "cavity" or an inactive cavity, and depending on the amount of structural damage and whether or not it is actively progressing decay, you may or may not need additional treatment. Please see your dentist.

Answered 12/12/2015

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Dr. Justin Nelson answered

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

No: no, black is not an indicator of an infection. to easy your mind just have it evaluated by your local dentist

Answered 2/24/2016

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Tooth Decay: The most common cause of grey, brown or black spots on your teeth is tooth decay. visit your dentist for exam and treatment if needed.

Answered 2/25/2016

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