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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
22 years experience Dentistry
Hard to tell: Black spot on the gum very difficult to diagnose without a picture. Can you see the head of the wisdom tooth yet? Is the black spot near that? Maybe a ... Read More
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
Ask a Dentitst: You should go see your dentist to see what it may be, if you have had a silver/amalgam filling in the tooth in front of that area it could be a simple ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
46 years experience Dentistry
Be patient: Do you smoke? Consume much alcohol? These are 2 major bad influences but try to be patient. There is no way to be sure of anything until you get the ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Wait for results: The cause behind dark spots on your gums can be harmless or deadly, depending on its nature. Some oral cancers manifest as dark spots in their early s ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Maybe amalgam tattoo: It could be an amalgam tattoo. They are fairly common. Amalgam fillings can turn the gum tissue gray or blackish. A quick visit to your dentist wou ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Melanin pigmentation: No treatment as such is recommended or needed. Keep you routine dental check ups every 6 month.
Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
How long ?: History of spot is critica. If it has been present forever, probably of no concern. If it is recent, it needs to be evaluated and possibly a bi ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: To alleviate any concerns you should take your daughter to a dentist and have that area examined. Very possibly it is a remnant of the root of the pri ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Show it to a Dr: Any black spot that is changing in color or growing in size needs to be checked by a medical or a dental professional(in your case). There is a small ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor: Changes in color in the mouth, especially in a smoker can be a sign of cancer. See a dentist or ear, nose and throat physician as soon as possible to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Susanin
33 years experience Periodontics
Black Spot in Gums: Without seeing this "black spot", it is hard to know what to say. I recommend seeing your local dentist as soon as possible for investigation of this ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Visit your DDS if...: Dark spot on your gum can be signs of harmless or serious conditions, depending on its nature. If the spot did not go away in 2-3 weeks, it would be b ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
25 years experience Dentistry
Exam, Laser?: First, it is important to have your black spots checked to make sure it is normal and just a cluster of pigments. People with darker skins (geneticall ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Not likely, possibly: Most dark spots on the gum are harmless, but there are rare cancers which can resemble them.

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