A Portent of Dental Treatment: Is a Black Tooth a Dead Tooth?
Teeth are complicated. Unless you are a dentist, it can sometimes be difficult to spot oral issues before they quietly but steadily get out of hand. For example, tooth decay can occur in the smallest of crannies, out of sight. Over months, that tooth decay worsens, but because the damage has yet to reach the nerve, you have no way of knowing. If one of your teeth has turned grey or black, it has likely succumbed to some form of damage.