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Did you know that Americans actually spend millions of dollars every year to improve to brighten the color of their teeth? However, did you know that whitening won’t be enough if you’ve injured your teeth? Fortunately, if your teeth have experienced some kind of trauma, there are a few things you may be able to do.

You see, your teeth can actually bleed internally like other parts of your body can. Blood can leak through your nerves and discolor the pulp of a damaged tooth. This bleeding can actually continue for months if the issue isn’t addressed. However, even if your teeth turn black, your tooth isn’t necessarily dead. In fact, our dentist could recommend root canal therapy to save your tooth.

Tooth discoloration tends to be more common in children than adults. As you may know, toddlers tend to fall, especially while they’re learning to walk. This means your child has more opportunities to hurt their teeth because of falling. However, unlike adults, if a child’s tooth changes color because of trauma, it should heal in a few days. If it doesn’t, please contact our team right away.

If you’d like to learn more about dealing with this type of discoloration, please don’t hesitate to contact Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C. at 781-665-5222. Dr. David Solomon and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you specific advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon.