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do baby teeth go grey/black before they fall out?
Help please? 6 year old


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#1 miaandme

Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:56 PM

Hi there,

DD (nearly 6) has lost her two bottom teeth, and now has 2 adult teeth.  The top two teeth have been wobbly for like 2 months.  Now one of the teeth that is very wobbly has turned a dark grey colour, but doesn't show any signs of coming loose?

Is this a normal part of getting your adult teeth?  Its just peculiar as its been wobbly for so long, and now turned a greyish colour?

I have a dentist appointment tomorrow, but am now worried?

Thanks

#2 *Lib*

Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

Usually they go grey or black if they are bruised or dead. I'd say she's banged it on something?

#3 custardtart

Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:00 PM

Nope, not normal. All my kids teeth came out pearly white.

#4 PurpleNess

Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:01 PM

A grey or black tooth is a sign of a dead tooth. I'm sure the dentist will advise what to do next.

#5 miaandme

Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:38 PM

Great.....she hasn't had a knock, but it has been loose for ages.

I've had a good look and it is extremely wobbly, seems to be hanging on by a thread - I think its overstayed its welcome, perhaps which is why it is dead?

At least the dentist squeezed me in for tomorrow.

Thanks

#6 AIR

Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

my 6 DS lost his 1st teeth awhile ago now but his looked grey/black  almost and I had a look/touch and it fell out.  he didn't have a knock and fall.

#7 jacki

Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:44 PM

My DS had a front tooth pulled out by the dentist for the same reason last week.

He had banged it a few years ago, and the tooth was dead.

#8 dadwasathome

Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:32 AM

DS7 finally lost his two top front teeth last month - both grey/black, and his new ones are already mostly down....

#9 Soontobegran

Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:38 AM

We used to pull out wobbly teeth ourselves, specially those hanging by a thread as they are such a nuisance for the child original.gif
Don't people do that any more? The tooth fairy left an extra $2 for teeth that daddy helped out. original.gif
OP-as PP said, normal baby teeth a white when they fall out.

#10 2xpink

Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:43 AM

My DDs teeth were white when they fell out - I would be suspecting a knock, or that they had been loose for too long.  Teeth usually turn black when the root dies.

My DDs teeth are wobbly for a long time.  She loves to eat apples, and I have found that biting into an apple with a wobbly tooth is a great way to knock them out!!

#11 dadwasathome

Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 09/02/2011, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We used to pull out wobbly teeth ourselves, specially those hanging by a thread as they are such a nuisance for the child original.gif
Don't people do that any more?
DS did it eventually, but wouldn't let us near his teeth - almost as much carryon as when DP tries to brush his hair original.gif


#12 GoBack2Bed

Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:47 AM

Take her to the dentist. I had tooth trauma to my front tooth when I was a toddler that led to grey/black teeth. And in fact the adult tooth then grew in grey/black too. I now have to have caps put on every few years and eventually the tooth will fall out and I will have to have false one's put in.



#13 SmallPotatoes

Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:49 AM

This happened to my neice - the knock happened when she was about 2... but the tooth only went black at 6.5 when it started getting loose.  Needed to be pulled by the dentist...

#14 miaandme

Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:03 AM

QUOTE (soontobegran @ 09/02/2011, 08:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We used to pull out wobbly teeth ourselves, specially those hanging by a thread as they are such a nuisance for the child original.gif
Don't people do that any more? The tooth fairy left an extra $2 for teeth that daddy helped out. original.gif
OP-as PP said, normal baby teeth a white when they fall out.


I gave it a good go last night  ph34r.gif  but while one side is completely loose the other won't move, and we also gave her an apple, and no good either.....

It was white up until a few days ago, so I'm thinking its been loose too long, I googled it and this can happen when the adult teeth are pushing down and cutting off the blood suppy to the baby teeth. And yes sometimes they have to be pulled as they won't come out on their own...

I'm dreading it if the dentist has to pull it out as she is a bit of a sook.  She has already been upset as she said that the tooth fairy won't like a grey tooth she only likes white ones.... sad.gif

Thanks

#15 SmallPotatoes

Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

:wink: I was always under the impression to tooth fairy leaves extra money for those that are pulled by a dentist grin.gif




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