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Black teeth(4 up and 4 down) of a 2-year baby

12/23/2008

Question:

Hi, My baby is quite healthy and having no problems .he has just turned 2 and from past one and a half month his tooth start discoloration and in last fifteen days his more than 5 teeth become black and its becoming sharp and looks like decaying.I am his mom and very afraid,need help what can be the problem.I have schedule an appointment with dentist next week. But till that afraid his more teeth won`t discolor.

Answer:

The discoloration and "sharp" features on your child's teeth indicate cavities. It is good that you have an appointment with a dentist soon. Take your child in earlier if he develops pain or swelling in the area of the involved teeth. Your dentist will advise you about treatment options and methods to prevent future decay.

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University