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A 28-year-old male asked:

Hi my gums started having inflammation and a few days ago a piece of my gum started hanging out of my mouth. that piece of gum recently turned all black. is there anything j should be concerned of?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Yes: Of course you should be concerned. See a dentist or a periodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes, be concerned: The gum symptoms you describe are indicative of a serious infection that requires immediate treatment. Please contact a Periodontist, a bone/gum specialist, and ask to be seen ASAP.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry 45 years experience
Absolutely: I think you might be concerned if your hand turned black! You better get to your dentist and see what is going on.

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