dsnow777 Posted November 21, 2012 Report Share Posted November 21, 2012 I'm hoping someone might have some medical answers to this. I'm waiting back to hear from a dentist but am jumping the gun. Some months ago I noticed that while flossing my 6 1/2 year old daughter's teeth every night, the tooth she has a crown on would leave some black residue or even a tiny black spec on the floss. I thought it was strange so 2 months later (about 6 weeks ago) I asked her dentist. He said it sounded like it's just food. I said it's black every time. He said that it's probably just dried blood. It is definitely not dried blood. I have been paranoid that her PANDAS symptoms may be caused by some type of metal leaking from the crown. But after digging in deeper I started to come across the possibility of a cavity developing underneath the crown. Then found that "tooth decay" can indeed be black and that it's possible to leak out from the crown. What I found next kind of made my stomach drop, that "Dental Caries" or cavities/tooth decay is "an infection, bacterial in origin." and... The bacteria most responsible for dental cavities are: Streptococcus Mutans Streptococcus Sobrinus Candida Albicans Lactobacilli Now I know those forms of strep are in everyone's mouth (from what I've read) but COULD it be possible that this "black" tooth decay is leaking out and causing my daughter's: Vocal Tics (non stop throat clearing, grunting) Motor Tics (Eye blinking, rolling) Rage Major Mood Swings I appreciate any thoughts or advice in this matter. I have started to keep the floss from each night and taped it to a paper inside of a plastic sheet. You can clearly see blood on some next to the black stuff and they are completely unique. This is not blood I am dealing with. Thank you!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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