Update: On May 9, 2022
I found out I do NOT have tooth resorption
The endodontist found a crack inside the tooth that was causing bone loss. And now the remedy is a replacement tooth, a dental implant, so I am relieved it is NOT tooth resorption.
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I felt a compelling urge to go to the dentist and I’m really glad I did.
It turns out that I have a problem that I never, ever heard of before.
It’s called tooth resorption.
The cause of this may have happened when I was young, but now I’m dealing with the fallout.
The dentist discovered the dark spot inside my right eye tooth this morning after examining an x-ray.
He told me all we have to do now is to monitor it and to recall it once in a while to see what’s going on inside.
So in three months i’m going back to have it checked out.
I went to get a teeth-cleaning this morning, and also to check out a problem with a new crown.
After x-rays, they found that gum tissue was the problem surrounding the new crown and prescribed a special mouthwash.
They also found a strange cast on an x-ray depicting a case of tooth resorption on one tooth. A dark shadow in the tooth that wasn’t there before, likely caused by past facial trauma, bruxism or cheap tooth whitening.
I can only hope it will go away on its own and if it doesn’t, I may have to get an implant, so the infection doesn’t spread to the other teeth.
If you’re interested. you can find out more about tooth resorption right here: