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A 7 months old baby has black gums which are not swollenand there are no signs of teething. What could it be?
Depends: There is an age range for the eruption of the first tooth and 7 months is well within the range. As far as the color of the gums, gums can be pigmented similarly to skin. If your child is darker skinned it is not uncommon to have darker gums. If the gums have a more blue/purple tinge it could be an eruption hematoma. Have your child see a pediatric dentist if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
hi,please what should i do cos i have a ten months old who has got a black gum,though,its a spot where a tooth is going to pass through .thanx
Could be natural: While some cases of "black" gums could be the result of the tissue becoming tattooed from certain metals used in crowns and fillings. Many people of Mediterranean and African origin have heavily pigmented gums which are totally natural. The former problem can be repaired by a periodontist, but the later is natural and it's beauty should be embraced! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gum color varies: All gingiva (gums) are "not created equal" - some are pink, some are grayish color, and sometimes areas are almost black. This can be due to pigmentation, the same way skin color is not all the same, sometimes even on the same person. You didn't mention if this blackness is new, but make your dentist sees this - some diseases can produce color changes, and they can be serious sometimes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a cavity the entire tooth on outside is almost gone n is black gums arent swollen red or swore so will it just basicalt dissolve or fall out?
Not advisable: As the tooth decays, the nerve will be affected and probably die well before the tooth decays to nothing. Chances are you will get an abscess and need to be treated as an emergency... An a dentist's office. Best bet is to call now for an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a black gum above one top back molar tooth. The discoloration goes all the way up. My tooth aches? How long can I wait to see a dentist?
Are these gums normal? I am having half black upper gums sincs 3 years no pain or no other symtom.
Pigmentation: The gingiva can also have pigmentation, as does your skin. It is normal for many people. At your age i would hope you have already seen a physician and/or a dentist. It would be great if a professional could take a look to confirm my thoughts of what it might be. ...Read more