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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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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 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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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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A black spot suddenly appeared that seems to be under my gums, at the top of my mouth over my front left tooth. Is something stuck under there?

A black spot suddenly appeared that seems to be under my gums, at the top of my mouth over my front left tooth. Is something stuck under there?

Contact DDS: See if the black area is a food particle that can be dislodged. Otherwise, see the dentist to rule out decay or calculus which needs to be removed. ...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 gum 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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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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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

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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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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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There is a small black spot on inside of my cheek, above right molar tooth. Young male. Never smoked or drank it can't be felt. What could the dot be?

There is a small black spot on inside of my cheek, above right molar tooth. Young male. Never smoked or drank it can't be felt. What could the dot be?

Blood clot: I see this often when a patient bites the inside of the cheek. You will develop a bruise or something called a blood blister that contains blood. It can look very dark. It should go away in about 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Have black spot on gum - should I go to dentist or gp?

Have black spot on gum - should I go to dentist or gp?

Dentist: And you should make the appointment now. Although many dark spots that appear on the gums are innocuous, some are not. Dentist may want to refer you to Oral Surgeon for additional review. ...Read more

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Black spot in gums, help please! Is this serious?

Black spot in gums, help please! Is this serious?

Black Spot in Gums: Without seeing this "black spot", it is hard to know what to say. I recommend seeing your local dentist as soon as possible for investigation of this issue. ...Read more

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What does a black spot on your gum line mean?

What does a black spot on your gum line mean?

Black spot on tooth: A black spot on a tooth near the gum line is usually a cavity. Or a an old silver filling that you are now just noticing. Visit your dentist for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a black spot on my gum?

Visit your DDS if...: Dark spot on your gum can be signs of harmless or serious conditions, depending on its nature.
If the spot did not go away in 2-3 weeks, it would be best if you visited a dentist in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Please help. I have a black spot on my gums. What can I do?

Please help. I have a black spot on my gums. What can I do?

Spot: Has it always been there? If you are not sure, ask your dentist, he/she may have seen it previously and in the absence of change we just monitor it. If you are seriously concerned go to an oral surgeon, as they will generally see the most pathology and they can guide you on whether a biopsy may be necessary, but back to my first question, has it always been there? If so, less worrisome ...Read more