Why are my wisdom teeth brown?
March 24, 2008 5:45 AM Subscribe
Satisfy my curiosity: why are my (extracted) wisdom teeth multi-colored?
posted by puffin to health & fitness (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just got my wisdom teeth taken out on Friday. I was expected them to be off white, or at least off white and reddish from blood. But instead they are a most peculiar mix of colors. The very bottom is normal tooth color, the top is grayish brown, and the middle is dark caramel brown. See here
. Why is this?
I have done a Google image search and not come up with any extracted teeth that look quite like mine. I've seen my friend's teeth and they also looked normal and white.
If it makes a difference, all four of my teeth were still under the gum before the operation The other two looked the same as the ones shown, but they were broken in half so I didn't bother taking a picture.