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What disease can cause your teeth to turn gray?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry
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In brief: Meds and trauma

Antibiotics like tetracycline can cause greying of the teeth at anytime in ones life, but is most common in the teen years as the drug is a great help for acne.
Because the rout canal continues to mineralize into old age, the drug can incorporate at any time. Trauma that cuts off the blood supply to the tooth can cause darkening because of the dead cells inside the root canal. Get eval.

In brief: Meds and trauma

Antibiotics like tetracycline can cause greying of the teeth at anytime in ones life, but is most common in the teen years as the drug is a great help for acne.
Because the rout canal continues to mineralize into old age, the drug can incorporate at any time. Trauma that cuts off the blood supply to the tooth can cause darkening because of the dead cells inside the root canal. Get eval.
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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In brief: A hereditary disease

Enamelogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary disease that can cause the teeth to appear gray or ghost shelled in appearance.
Taking the antibiotic tetracycline early in life can also cause the teeth to discolor to a gray color.

In brief: A hereditary disease

Enamelogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary disease that can cause the teeth to appear gray or ghost shelled in appearance.
Taking the antibiotic tetracycline early in life can also cause the teeth to discolor to a gray color.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry

In brief: Antibiotic or blow.

Taking a tetracycline antibiotic during tooth development will cause a graying of all teeth but to a different degree depending upon where each tooth is at developmentally.
A blow to a tooth or teeth may cause those teeth that were injured to become gray because of the injury to the pulp or "nerve" in the tooth.

In brief: Antibiotic or blow.

Taking a tetracycline antibiotic during tooth development will cause a graying of all teeth but to a different degree depending upon where each tooth is at developmentally.
A blow to a tooth or teeth may cause those teeth that were injured to become gray because of the injury to the pulp or "nerve" in the tooth.
Dr. James Donley
Dr. James Donley
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In brief: Tooth decay

Teeth could turn gray only after the nerve dies.
After endodontic treatment the tooth could be bleached white.

In brief: Tooth decay

Teeth could turn gray only after the nerve dies.
After endodontic treatment the tooth could be bleached white.
Dr. Richard Leaderman
Dr. Richard Leaderman
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