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    Does this sound like I need a filling?

    The top-half of one of my teeth has gone abit grey. It doesn't hurt/ache or anything, and it's definitely not just dirty... I've never had a filling or anything else wrong with my teeth so no idea.

    Don't just say "go see a dentist" I'm at uni at the moment, but finish next week so will be seeing the dentist when I go home...

    If it sounds like I do, will it hurt? What's involved?

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    Well go see a dentist

    Ive only ever had 2 fillings but have never needed anesthetic cos they haven't been too deep so it didn't hurt when they were getting drilled and filled, but obviously the dentist will be able to tell you exactly what is wrong.

    well that was a let down, change the title :p:p

    If your tooth has gone grey in a section, you must have fallen on it or broke it somehow! You may not remember! But it means that the nerve is dying, you still have to see the dentist and he will make sure it is dying and then he will need to take it out. I know this cos this happened to my son not so long ago. He fell on his face drunk!! and chipped his tooth and then a few weeks later we noticed it going grey. He had the nerve taken out and hopefully a new cap put over his discoloured tooth. Expensive business, make sure you have filled in your HV1 form for free or discounted treatment if you are a student.

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    bernyrabbit

    If your tooth has gone grey in a section, you must have fallen on it or … If your tooth has gone grey in a section, you must have fallen on it or broke it somehow! You may not remember! But it means that the nerve is dying, you still have to see the dentist and he will make sure it is dying and then he will need to take it out. I know this cos this happened to my son not so long ago. He fell on his face drunk!! and chipped his tooth and then a few weeks later we noticed it going grey. He had the nerve taken out and hopefully a new cap put over his discoloured tooth. Expensive business, make sure you have filled in your HV1 form for free or discounted treatment if you are a student.




    Hmmm..

    I haven't (despite what you may think with me being a student) fallen over drunk or anything...

    It gets weirder and weirder... Will get my mum to book me an appointment for ones return. As I'm only 18 I should be able to get it free still anyway (fingers crossed!)

    grey discolouration maybe due to nerve damage/tooth decay/it might just be a stain
    needs checking out by a dentist+possibly xrays as well
    when did you notice it?
    18+ and full time student is definately entitled to free NHS treatment.might need your NUS card as proof

    emhaslam

    Hmmm..I haven't (despite what you may think with me being a student) … Hmmm..I haven't (despite what you may think with me being a student) fallen over drunk or anything...It gets weirder and weirder... Will get my mum to book me an appointment for ones return. As I'm only 18 I should be able to get it free still anyway (fingers crossed!)




    I hope for your sake!Cost me £155 quid this week getting two fillings replaced!

    Deffo get it checked out, but it might be a calcium deposit (not harmful, doesn't need fixing, it's just unsightly).

    calcium depoists are yellow/brown not grey
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