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Hello Dr. why do i have a black gum?

Hello Dr. 
why do i have a black gum?

Many factors: It can be a normal variant just like there are different skin tones. It's likely due to a buildup of melanin in the gingiva. It can also be caused by certain medications and smoking as well. ...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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What does black gums in a xray mean?

What does black gums in a xray mean?

X-rays: Only show hard tissues - teeth / bone / fillings etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 ?

 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
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Difficult to determi: without an exam its difficult to determine exactly what is the issue but sometimes the cyst of the developing tooth has blood in it and may appear like a blood blister prior to the tooth erupting. ...Read more

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Is there a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can treat black gums?

Is there a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can treat black gums?

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 more

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I have a problem of some black gums in front area please tell me its reason n treatment?

I have a problem of some black gums in front area please tell me its reason n treatment?

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 more

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How do I get rid of black gums, without a doctor?

How do I get rid of black gums, without a doctor?

Black gums?: Is the color intrinsic (genetic) or do you have stained calculus at the gumline? Either way, you'll need to see a dentist regarding your "black gums" ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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?

Unfortunately, you: have already waited too long. What you describe is not a healthy condition. Could be many different things, but whatever it is, it needs to be seen and treated by a dentist now. Please make the call.... ...Read more

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Are these gums normal? I am having half black upper gums sincs 3 years no pain or no other symtom.

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