Tetracycline, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, is known to cause intrinsic discoloration of the dentition. A case is being presented of extrinsic discoloration of the teeth associated with the use of this drug. This is believed to be the first such reported case in the literature. Possible mechanisms of how tetracycline may cause extrinsic tooth discoloration are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology|
|State||Published - Jul 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine