Eric Linden, DMD, MSD, MPH

595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 7
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

(201) 307-0339

Monday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM
Wednesday Closed

Thursday 8:30AM–5PM
Friday 8:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Closed

My tooth is grey but isn’t dead. If I got braces, would this affect my treatment?

Q: 6 months ago one of my side canines became darker than the rest of my teeth. I consulted a private root canal specialist. A number of tests/x rays confirmed that the tooth is vital and alive. I’m thinking about getting braces and wondered if this situation would affect my treatment? The tooth has never hurt and doesn’t give me any pain whatsoever.

A: If the endodontist concluded that your discolored teeth were vital and alive, then moving ahead with your braces (orthodontic treatment) should be fine, with the stipulation that you are monitored every month by the endodontist.

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