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Small black spot on lower gum where wisdom tooth is to grow. What does this mean?

Small black spot on lower gum where wisdom tooth is to grow. What does this mean?

Ask a Dentitst: You should go see your dentist to see what it may be, if you have had a silver/amalgam filling in the tooth in front of that area it could be a simple amalgam tatoo but your dentist can help you rule things out. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my tooth just below my gum line, what could this be?

I have a black spot on my tooth just below my gum line, what could this be?

A few things: It can be a stain, cavity or discolored calculus on the tooth. See a dentist asap to have the tooth looked at and treated. Remember a small filling if that is what the tooth needs is very affordable versus a root canal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation
Once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain or impacted
Once
Take NSAIDs if dealing with pain/swelling from wisdom teeth
Daily
Rinse with warm salty water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth
Daily
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Black spot near the gum line..I had teeth cleaning made by a dentist 2 days back and he said that my teeth don't have any cavities but today i find a b?

Black spot near the gum line..I had teeth cleaning made by a dentist 2 days back and he said that my teeth don't have any cavities but today i find a b?

See your dentist: Visit your dentist for re-evaluation to check the "Black spot". Could be only a simple stain or gigngival cavity. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have a "mole" (black spot) on my upper gums just above my two front teeth. I have had the black spot for 3 years. Is there anyway i can get that re?

I have a "mole" (black spot) on my upper gums just above my two front teeth.  I have had the black spot for 3 years. Is there anyway i can get that re?

Surgical incision: Can be removed by surgical incision and the scar that will replace it will be less noticable. The removal should be by someone who can also send it for biopsy because it could also be a melanoma even though quire rare. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If they're malpositioned or impacted discuss removal with your dentist
Once
Make sure you take care of them like any other tooth in the mouth
Once
If removal becomes necessary, see an oral surgeon for consultation
Once
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How do I get rid of this black spot on my tooth?

How do I get rid of this black spot on my tooth?

Black spot: The most common black spot is a cavity. This can be removed and repaired with a white resin filling. Some stains can appear dark. This can be at the margin of an old filling or in a recess on tooth. Some can be cleaned, repaired or replaced by you dentist. Also, tartar stuck to tooth can appear black. It can be removed by dental hygienist at dental cleaning. ...Read more

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I have a very tiny black spot in a tooth I am afraid it might be a cavity the area is very reachable by my toothbrush it is strange how can I be sure?

I have a very tiny black spot in a tooth I am afraid it might be a cavity the area is very reachable by my toothbrush it is strange how can I be sure?

Black spot: The most common black spot is a cavity. This can be removed and repaired with a white resin filling. Some stains can appear dark. This can be at the margin of an old filling or in a recess on tooth. Some can be cleaned, repaired or replaced by you dentist. Also, tartar stuck to tooth can appear black. It can be removed by dental hygienist at dental cleaning. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

If partially erupted, keep them clean to prevent a local infection
Once
If erupted but endangering other teeth, have them removed
Once
If impacted, have them checked yearly for cysts & if found remove
Yearly
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What to do if I have a black spot on my tooth (molar) I don't know if its tooth decay!?

What to do if I have a black spot on my tooth (molar) I don't know if its tooth decay!?

See your dentist: for complete oral and dental examination, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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