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Can a chipped tooth cause my tooth to turn black?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. Trauma that caused the chip could cause the nerve of the tooth to die.
The pulp or nerve of the tooth supplies moisture to the dentin, the layer of tooth between enamel and the pulp. Without moisture, the tooth looks darker. Please see your dentist to evaluate.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. Trauma that caused the chip could cause the nerve of the tooth to die.
The pulp or nerve of the tooth supplies moisture to the dentin, the layer of tooth between enamel and the pulp. Without moisture, the tooth looks darker. Please see your dentist to evaluate.
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Dr. Steven Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely!

The trauma that cause the chip in your tooth could have damaged the nerve and blood vessels inside the tooth.
As the tissue in the tooth dies, it will literally stain your tooth from the inside out giving it a dark brown or blackish color. The tooth should probably be treated with endodontic therapy as soon as possible before the infection spreads. Please go to your dentist.

In brief: Absolutely!

The trauma that cause the chip in your tooth could have damaged the nerve and blood vessels inside the tooth.
As the tissue in the tooth dies, it will literally stain your tooth from the inside out giving it a dark brown or blackish color. The tooth should probably be treated with endodontic therapy as soon as possible before the infection spreads. Please go to your dentist.
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