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A 23-year-old female asked:

I found a small black dot on my gum behind my lower left wisdom tooth. it does not hurt or exert any pain. please help! i see my dentist in 2 wks. ?

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Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Black dot?: Since you have an appointment with your dentist coming up , i would have him check this area. I would not panic. If you go to your dentist regularly , I am sure he has checked this area before and this black dot could have been there and you just noticed it recently. It could be a number of things such ax staining (amalgam tattoo) , etc.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist: The black dot is not generally a cause for concern and there are many potential causes. However, it is important to get discolourations checked as soon as possible. See your dentist ASAP.

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