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Black spot near the gum line..i had teeth cleaning made by a dentist 2 days back and he said that my teeth don't have any cavities but today i find a b?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Probably a bruise: A dark spot on the gum appearing shortly after dental work may be due to an "bruise" of the gum. A spontaneous dark area on the gum, or a dark spot after dental work which does not go away within a few weeks should be investigated by a doctor. RARELY, melanoma or other cancers can appear this way.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Review: Could be oversight or nothing at all. Return to Dentist and ask him/her to take another look.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your dentist: Visit your dentist for re-evaluation to check the "Black spot". Could be only a simple stain or gigngival cavity. Hope it helps.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Could be blood in: the gum. Give it a few days if not going eway call your dentist.
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Last updated Jul 7, 2020

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