My four year old took a tumble. His teeth seemed okay, but now one of his front teeth is turning darker. Is there anything that I can possibly do in order to help get the color back? I don’t want him self-conscious. Should I have gotten him a root canal treatment?
First, some good news. Boys, his age are rarely, self-conscious about their teeth. In fact, injuries are usually a badge of honor, sort of like a scar. Additionally, there would have been no need to give him a pulpotomy, which is the child’s version of a root canal treatment. The only time we do that, is when we are dealing with a back tooth, which has to last until he is around twelve years old. His front teeth will come out rather quickly.
There really isn’t anything you can do to whiten it. At his age, the root of that tooth is already beginning to resorb. You don’t want to mess with it and have it come out prematurely. It won’t be long before it comes out. I would just let it be. Did your pedicatric dentist look at the tooth after the injury to check for any damage to the adult tooth? The only thing I would worry about changing cosmetically would be his adult teeth. But, hopefully, he will take a break from mouth and tooth injuries any time soon.