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Black phlem, black saliva, black tongue, why?

Black phlem, black saliva, black tongue, why?

See doctor / dentist: This is too little information for an answer to your question to be given. But it is enough information that you should visit your doctor or dentist and be checked out. Black is often a sign of bleeding, but can also be a sign of some types of infection. Neither is good. Go see a doctor! ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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Gum in between teeth has small bright red streaks. Very painful whiteish spot under gum skin a bit below red streaks.Gum not bleeding when flossed.

Gum in between teeth has small bright red streaks. Very painful whiteish spot under gum skin a bit below red streaks.Gum not bleeding when flossed.

Lesion: Any lesion must be examined to be diagnosed. Whether the lesion is on your toes, your elbow, or your gums, it must be visualized, palpated, explored, to be understood. Only with comprehensive diagnosis can treatment plan be properly formulated. ...Read more

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What's black hairy tongue besides licorice?

What's black hairy tongue besides licorice?

Tobacco and: Smoking and poor oral hygiene and see this website for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/black-hairy-tongue/ds01134/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Is black hairy tongue dangerous?

Is black hairy tongue dangerous?

Usually not: usually it is self limiting and doesn't cause any complications . http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/hairy-tongue/ ...Read more

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Greyish blue spots on my gums no dental work frnt bottom gum onlg?

Greyish blue spots on my gums no dental work frnt bottom gum onlg?

Periodontal: Lower front gums, behind and front, is usually where the heaviest buildup of calculus, hardened plaque occurs. See your general dentist to get a definitive diagnosis and maybe a professional cleaning may save the problem. ...Read more

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What is a black hairy tongue and gingivitis?

What is a black hairy tongue and gingivitis?

Gingivitis: Black hairy tongue is a condition where the papillae on the top of the tongue turn dark brown or black from various causes such as certain medications, poor oral hygiene, heavy tobacco use and certain rinses. It is benign and can usually be treated by using a tongue scraper. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness & swelling and can lead to gum disease if untreated. ...Read more

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Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?

Nails/hair are brittle too. Gums thinned  &rims have lightened/few upper teeth have white spots& teeth turning a faint tan color. No cavities/perio?

Systemic disease: It sounds like you may have something that may be more than a tooth problem. I would suggest seeing a physician and possibly a dentist who specializes in oral medicine for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Bluish grey spots on lower gums w no dental work painless?

Bluish grey spots on lower gums w no dental work painless?

Differential...: Could be a number of things. Ethnic pigmentation depending on your racial background, a blue nevus (special kind of mole essentially), an amalgam tattoo (small piece of amalgam filling material that stains the surrounding tissue over time), varicosity (large blood vessel...Think vericose veins in your legs...Unlikely though). Get a dentist to look at it, but don't lose any sleep over it. ...Read more

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Black color under my tongue means what?

Black color under my tongue means what?

Black under tongue: You may be seeing the veins under your tongue. But, this is also an area for the formation of oral cancer. See you dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Help dental experts! my tooth colored filling turned black?

Help dental experts! my tooth colored filling turned black?

Stain or decay: Fillings do not last a lifetime. White fillings can stain, and if the filling appears to be "black", then most likely you have a big cavity underneath it. Get to a local dentist soon to avoid root canal therapy and/or a crown. ...Read more

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Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Need exam: Could be herpetic lesions, forscythe granules, blocked minor salivary gland, fistula from abscessed tooth, or so many other things. Please schedule appointment with your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Teeth rotted to almost the gum .. Foul taste in mouth?

Teeth rotted to almost the gum .. Foul taste in mouth?

From Bacteria: The bacterial in the infection causing the teeth to rot will cause a foul taste in your mouth. Are you planning to have them pulled soon? ...Read more

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Black strips on nails?

Black strips: Splinter hemorhages are the most common then followed by melanonychia. ...Read more

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Brushing gums cause little cuts?

Brushing gums cause little cuts?

See your dentist: Getting cuts when brushing is not normal. See your dentist for a full eval and brushing review...Be certain to bring a list of any current medication you are taking so he/she may eval for possible interactions. Meanwhile, use a new very soft brush and brush with your non dominant hand...This may help relieve the pressure you're applying. Don't use any type of abrasive toothpaste. ...Read more

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What are these small black dots inside cheek above molars/wisdom teeth?

What are these small black dots inside cheek above molars/wisdom teeth?

Needs to be seen: Pigmentation? Little blood clots? Something else? Have your own dentist examine you and then tell you for sure. ...Read more

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