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Dr. Jake Richards
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Scott Methven
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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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Dr. Bradley Wilson
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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Dr. Thomas Yash
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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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Dr. Thomas Yash
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
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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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