A 16-year-old female asked:
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black looking kinda of spot appeared on my upper gum around my tooth , i was told tooth decay ? is that true .

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Can't tell..: .. needs to be examined. Decay appears on a tooth, not on your gingiva as you described. have it examined by a dentist.
Answered on Oct 3, 2018
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Staining vs decay: Sometimes staining in the crevices of molars looks like a cavity but is only staining. Ultimately, you should see a dentist for thorough exam to determine where you may have spots or decay. Do not delay.
Answered on Jul 27, 2015

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