A 20-year-old female asked:
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i have a small black dot inside my mouth and i'm wondering what it could be. it isn't painful, i haven't bit it, and i don't smoke/drink/etc. help?

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Have it evaluated: A black dot can be multiple things You can have a growth, a blood clot, even a tattoo from metal fillings. have it looked at. you don't say how long it's been there See a periodontist or oral surgeon
Answered on Feb 15, 2016
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Dr. Kessler is right. You could also consider seeing your regular dentist for evaluation and, the appropriate referral, if needed. Your dentist will know the next best step and likely has colleagues in those subspecialties whose expertise he/she knows and trusts.
Sep 23, 2015
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Black dot: Any spot, sore or lesion in your mouth that has not healed or resolved in 10-14 days should be examined clinically. Have it examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon or periodontist.
Answered on Sep 23, 2015

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