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I have had a black spot on my lower gum for about 6 months now where my wisdom tooth used to be ..my my wisdom tooth was pulled 9 years ago..

I have had a black spot on my lower gum  for about 6 months now where my wisdom tooth  used to be ..my my wisdom tooth was pulled  9 years ago..

Black spot?: Over the internet, sight unseen we could give you a long list of possibilities and they would be nothing more than a list of possibilities. See a local dentist and find out for sure what it is. ...Read more

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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?

Calculus or decay: Sometimes calculus or tartar can look dark or black when it sits just below gum, but this could also be decay. It could also be something as simple as stain if you're a frequent coffee, tea drinker or you smoke. I'd recommend having it evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a black spot on my gum over my wisdom tooth it filled up with blood popped and now i have a red spot anything?

I had a black spot on my gum over my wisdom tooth it filled up with blood popped and now i have a red spot anything?

Not likey: Sounds like you had a small collection of blood. Should be no problem, However it sounds like your wisdom tooth is at least partially impacted. See an oral surgeon for advice about wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Small black spot on my gum. Teeth X-rays came back normal. What could it be? Have had it for about 3 weeks

Small black spot on my gum. Teeth X-rays came back normal. What could it be? Have had it for about 3 weeks

Maybe amalgam tattoo: It could be an amalgam tattoo. They are fairly common. Amalgam fillings can turn the gun tissue gray or blackish. A quick visit to your dentist wouldn't hurt. They would be able to figure it out or refer you to a specialist if needed. Hope this 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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If there is a black spot on a tooth, does it always mean it's cavity?

If there is a black spot on a tooth, does it always mean it's cavity?

No: It could be a stained pit or a small filling. Don't take any chances. See a dentist to determine what it is. Hopefully, it can just be polished off (or filled with a very small tooth colored filling) before it gets larger. ...Read more