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Black color on edge of tooth, hard to the touch. Reason?

Dear Doctor, I am an 28 year old man who is working in UAE. I have a problem with one of my tooth , ie. at the edge of my tooth one sort of black color is forming and it feels hard while while touching. and also its began spread slowly. Please let me know what is the reason fro this desease also advise me that how can i heal this. Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello
most probable that discoloration is due to dental carries and since you dont complaint of any pain or senitivity so we can presume that pulp is still not involved
what i would suggest that you visit your dentist , get a radiograph done and get that cavity restored as soon as possible
hope that helps
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Black colour has developed due to formation of arrested caries.


Caries has to be restored after extirpating caries.

Meanwhile,maintain oral hygiene well.

Use fluridated toothpaste as well as soft bristled caries .

Gargle frequently with chlorhexidine mouthrises.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
i would like to inform you that discoloration of the tooth is either due to tooth decay or due to staining.
i cannot check your tooth clinically, therefore according to the dental history presented by you it seems to be due to dental caries(decay).
To avoid the decay from spreading ,i advise you to see a dentist and get the tooth filled.
your dentist will remove the decayed portion and place a restoration (filling) on your tooth, it is a painless procedure therefore do not worry.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for the query.
Discoloration of the tooth in black color at the edge suggests you are having dental caries which is spreading. See your dentist . Depending on the extent of spread of caries the dentist will decide the treatment. If it is wide spread then get an x-ray done to know the extent of the caries and the layers involved. If can be filled or restored with GIC or composite or silver amalgam accordingly.
Hope this information helps you.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
hello
thank you for writing in hcm
blackish discoloration can be due to caries or stains.
visit a dentist for clinical examination.
get caries removal and restoration done.
meanwhile do not let food particles accumulate , it can worsen the situation.
maintain good oral hygiene.
hope this will help
take care
regards
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that the black discolouration in the tooth is due to caries or staining.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done, take an x-ray of the tooth.
If it is caries in the tooth it can be filled and restored, your Dentist will remove the decayed portion and fill it with a restorative material it is a painless procedure so dont worry.
If it is due to staining go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Maintain a good oral hygiene and use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that the black discolouration in the tooth is due to caries or staining.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done, take an x-ray of the tooth.
If it is caries in the tooth it can be filled and restored, your Dentist will remove the decayed portion and fill it with a restorative material it is a painless procedure so dont worry.
If it is due to staining go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Maintain a good oral hygiene and use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
hi...
thanks for the query...
it seems to be dental caries...
visit your dentist for proper clinical and radiographic analysis...
and get it filled... if left untreated it will result in its progression and can reach upto the pulpal tissue causing pain... in that case... it will require root canal treatment...
so go for its treatment as soon as possible... take care...
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Hi
Welcome to HCM
This blackish discoloration can be caries.As you don't have any symptoms so it can be arrested caries which is not progressing towards pulp.
You need to get diagnosis done & get it restored before it progresses.
Maintain your proper hygiene.

Take Care
Regards
Dr.Neha
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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