Please read all that you can find on root canals. They are TOXIC! It is dead. Your body is fighting a dead tooth. It is a 24/7 drip of toxins. Since you put your health problems right after the root canal, it would make sense to get rid of it!!! Don't hesitate to do this. Your immune system is being challenged daily. Don't wait until it is too late. A compromised immune system is not a good thing.
Mine have been black for several years and I have just now found an oral surgeon do take these 4 teeth out that are black on front and back. I've got to get blood pressure down first but then teeth will be out and I hope to feel better. Until I read these messages, I did not know this was a sign of infection.
I had the same thing happen to my first root canal. It turned black....then it broke off. My quack dentist failed to tell me that a tooth that has had a root canal is a dead tooth and will turn black and brittle. I had to have the thing redone, two times ..... what a mess. I have two metal posts in that tooth and have had two crowns made to date. This has been going on since the 1970's. It is a front top incisor . I wish I had never had the root canal in the first place. I also have two more, also both top incisors. root canals are just places for infections to set up in the jaw bone. They are always failures. The only ones that profit from root canals are the dentists that collect thousands of dollars from unsuspecting patients. The only thing I go to a dentist for now is extractions. I hate them, they are liars and I would never undergo any more entensive dental work, no matter what. End of rant.
Good luck and I wish I had something good to tell you.
Update: I went to my dentist today because of pain in the gums underneath the root canal. I asked him about the black color at the gum. He said it was a metal plate underneath the crown. He offered not explanation for the pain and suggested a toothpaste for sensitivity. Ugh! He said the x-rays were fine and I had no infection. At this point I don't know what to think. I might try a biological dentist for a second opinion. Hopefully, I can get some help soon.
I had a RC with a cap that had silver underneath it. The discoloration around the gum is a "petina" that occurs from the acidic condition in your mouth and the silver.
I also had a gold crown at the same time. The acid in your mouth with two different metals will create a battery which will interfer with the electrical pulses your brain transmits to other parts of your body.
Find a holistic dentist and get rid of that tooth.
In August of this year, a dentist I went to told me to use Sensodyne for the pain around the root canal teeth and two molars that are amalagrams and were swollen. He also did some kind of a sealant that really hurt. I have had pain since March and his treatments don't help. Second opinion, please. I did and as soon as I can, physically, I am getting the bad teeth, all 8 out. If these dentist's had pain, they wouldn't just treat with Sensoydyne!
I was told to use Sendodyne also. It was a joke. I think the best thing that any one can do is to avoid even going to the dentist unless it is for an extraction and then we still have to make sure that they know how to do it correctly. The periodontal ligament must be removed. If not, it will just cause infection in the jaw bone, which is called cavitation. Make sure you ask plenty of questions before you let a dentist into your mouth !
How do you know if the dentist removed the periodontal ligament after extraction. My dentist just extracted the tooth and then poked around with a metal rod for a minute, am i at risk of a jawbone cavitation?
I cannot find where it says that. All I can find is where it says that an infection is indicated if the root of the tooth turns black.
My entire tooth turned black. Then it broke off at the gum line. The next dentist (translation: quack) I went to said that any time a tooth has a root canal it (of course) is dead and that it will turn black and that it why a tooth that has had a root canal needs a crown.
"I cannot find where it says that. All I can find is where it says that an infection is indicated if the root of the tooth turns black."
At the bottom of the tooth is where she said it was black.
I would think that is where an infection would first show up unless you had other indications (unexplained health problems) etc..
I'm not a dentist, but if I had a RC that was black, that would indicate to me that something was wrong with the tooth and I would have it removed. Healthy teeth don't turn black. Well actually if you've read any of my posts on RC's, you would know I wouldn't wait until it was black.
*LOL* No no, I meant I could not find at the site where you sent me what it says about root canaled tooth turning black. I see what the original poster says about her tooth turning black. That is why I was telling her what a dentist told me, after my tooth turned black.
When my tooth turned black I was young and ignorant. And I thought that the dentist that did the root canal in the beginning messed it up. Now I know that ALL root canals are messed up.
Now I am old and ignorant. *LMAO* I still have three root canaled teeth.
When I got abcessed teeth, it happened to teeth that had no cavities or fillings. My face swelled up, and the tooth that was infected felt like it was an inch longer than the rest. The pain was the worst pain I have ever had. I had these three root canals when I still thought that dentists knew what they were doing. I have no money to do any thing about it now.
Thamk you! I have all but one of those symptoms concerning infected or bad root canaled teeth!! I don't have any skin leasions. And I wonder why I'm disabled and sick all the time? I have interstitial pnomonits and pulmonary fribrois since 1999 that came on suddenly. I've thought for a couple years that this is my problem-the bad teeth. I'm scared to get them out but can't wait to be rid of them. Does it hurt a lot and are you in pain when the teeth are pulled? Mine are in front and I'm going to have anthesia. Thanks.
"Does it hurt a lot and are you in pain when the teeth are pulled?"
No I had no pain when they pulled my RC's. Of course I had no pain prior to having them pulled either. They didn't bother me at all and I took a big chance that they were the reason I was having so many health problems. As it turned out they were the cause. Mine were of the long twisted root variety and had to be broken up and taken out in pieces by an oral surgeon. He just gave me local shots, Some of the problems that got better after I had the dental work done.
Chronic sinusitis (infections 4 or 5 times a year)
Pain in my jaw where it pivots on the right side. with headaches in the back of my head on the same side. (This was helped considerably after a cavitation done in the jaw bone where an earlier RC had been removed without cleaning the socket properly.)
Fibromyalgia in my right shoulder. (This was somehow connected to the pain in my jaw. Both of these problems usually happened at the same time) Go figure.
Arthritis in my right hip. (Couldn't walk a 1/4 mile without having to stop and do stretches to alleviate the pain.)
Sleep Apnia (Dr. wanted to sell me a $300 machine that you wore a mask all night to help you breath)
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Still have some of this, but I think it's 80 to 85% better.
And some other things like dry mouth, metal taste, (which i'm sure didn't help my breath), fatigue, and just being depressed from not knowing what the hell the problem was.
It's been a year last June, and I am still trying to treat the Candida from all the Antibiotics I took from the sinusitus. Slow but steady progress. Doing some other heatlth related things also.
I would be surprised if your teeth wern't the cause of some of your problems, but if not you are better off without the RC's anyway. I'm sure you will see a big difference in your health. Of course you will have to do some detoxing etc.
Good luck. And don't be scared. Just think of how much better off you will be.
Unfortuneately this will happen to a tooth when the root is filled. I had a root canal done many years ago and about ten years ago the problems began. I am not a dentist and it is easy to give advice. I had the root canal removed and noticed an improvement in my health.
I would be interested to know if there are any dentists out there who have root canal teeth. I can only suggest to get several opinions on your tooth.