The Ghost of Dental Trauma Past: Why Teeth Damaged Years Ago Can Become Discoloured
If you accidentally fall and bang a tooth today, the true extent of the damage may not become apparent until years later. This damage usually presents itself in the form of discolouration, the shade of which ranges from cream to light brown. You likely know someone with a discoloured tooth. That single discoloured tooth is likely the result of trauma that occurred months or years before. It doesn't always take years for trauma to discolour a tooth.