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My daughter fell about 6 months ago. Her tooth in the front turned dark gray. Said it wasn't dead it was ok. White bump on gum now red is it serious?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Needs treatment

The blow to her tooth caused the nerve & tissues inside her tooth to become necrotic which in turn led to the discoloration.
This often takes time to develop & present itself as an infection. It requires immediate treatment & she should be seen by a dentist (general dentist or endodontist) for an evaluation, which will probably require root canal therapy if the tooth is salvageable (or extraction).

In brief: Needs treatment

The blow to her tooth caused the nerve & tissues inside her tooth to become necrotic which in turn led to the discoloration.
This often takes time to develop & present itself as an infection. It requires immediate treatment & she should be seen by a dentist (general dentist or endodontist) for an evaluation, which will probably require root canal therapy if the tooth is salvageable (or extraction).
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Necrotic pulp

A tooth turning gray after trauma usually means the pulp has been damaged.
Pulpal death followed by an abscess can result. The abscess at the roots end then can penetrate the bone, showing as a bump on the gum. This is called a fistula, or sinus tract stoma. Hopefully there is no root fracture and a root canal can save the tooth. See your dr asap.

In brief: Necrotic pulp

A tooth turning gray after trauma usually means the pulp has been damaged.
Pulpal death followed by an abscess can result. The abscess at the roots end then can penetrate the bone, showing as a bump on the gum. This is called a fistula, or sinus tract stoma. Hopefully there is no root fracture and a root canal can save the tooth. See your dr asap.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. James Merrett
Dentistry
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In brief: Bump on Gum

I would go see your childs' dentist and get it reevaluated.
It could be nothing or it could be the start of an infection. It is better to be safe than sorry. Is there pus coming out of it? Sometimes it takes a few months for the nerve to die after trauma. This could be a sign that the nerve is dead.

In brief: Bump on Gum

I would go see your childs' dentist and get it reevaluated.
It could be nothing or it could be the start of an infection. It is better to be safe than sorry. Is there pus coming out of it? Sometimes it takes a few months for the nerve to die after trauma. This could be a sign that the nerve is dead.
Dr. James Merrett
Dr. James Merrett
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Dr. Edward Fritz
Dentistry

In brief: Bumped tooth

You should have this checked out.
She may have an abcessed tooth. Sometimes teeth recover from trauma, but sometimes they will later have a nerve die. An x-ray will tell you the status.

In brief: Bumped tooth

You should have this checked out.
She may have an abcessed tooth. Sometimes teeth recover from trauma, but sometimes they will later have a nerve die. An x-ray will tell you the status.
Dr. Edward Fritz
Dr. Edward Fritz
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Bump on gum

It seems that her tooth might have died, hence the gray color. The red bump may represent an abscess.
See a childs dentist for treatment.

In brief: Bump on gum

It seems that her tooth might have died, hence the gray color. The red bump may represent an abscess.
See a childs dentist for treatment.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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