A 30-year-old female asked:
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i have a tooth that has turned a bit grey in color and somewhat concerned there is no pain or discomfort how urgent is it that i have it checked by a dentist (just concerned with the risk for covid exposure)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Past tooth trauma?: This does not sound urgent. However, many dentists can still be reached telephonically even if they are doing routine in-person care.
Answered on May 12, 2020
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Grey tooth: There are a few possibilities: If the tooth has a large silver filling the color may have darkened over time. If the tooth's nerve has died to color can aloo turn grey. No pain = no emergency. As soon as your dental office is open for regular business have the tooth evaluated.
Answered on May 12, 2020
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not Covid: Caused by trauma at some time in the past. It's like having a black-and-blue mark inside the tooth that will not fade. See your Dentist for cosmetic care.
Answered on May 12, 2020

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