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what causes gums to turn black

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Melanin: Can also be an amalgam tattoo.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Teething: If the gums are black in spots where the teeth are coming through then yes it an be teething. If it is a more generalized black gums, they should be e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
38 years experience Dentistry
Stains: Staining is often caused by the foods we like. Black stain can be caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, apple juice, iron supplements ....
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get eval: I wouldn't venture to try to diagnose this. I would however, recommend dental assessment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Cavities ?: Calculus that has stained may also appear black. Please visit your dentist for treatment. Either of the above conditions cannot be left alone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Possibly: Abscesses that cause a lot of swelling in the mouth are the type that can spread to neck lymph nodes . This then becomes a cellulitis and can spread a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Bruise?: If new, then should resorb. Ice for now and watch. If not quickly gone see oral specialist.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It : It sounds like the gum tissue is inflammed. Did you just have the temp place a day or two ago, or is it there for a while? If not polished, it could ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Have it checked.: It will be worth your trouble to see your doctor and have it checked out. It has been there long enough and with the wt loss and back pain and trouble ... Read More
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