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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

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Crest 3D White Toothpaist. Saw black spot under my gums, I used tweezers 2 investigate. A BUNCH of the blue particles in the Toothpaist came out. Why?

Crest 3D White Toothpaist. Saw black spot under my gums, I used tweezers 2 investigate. A BUNCH of the blue particles in the Toothpaist came out. Why?

Blue particles: The blue particles are polyethylene specks that help give an abrasive effect to the toothpaste. While they are considered harmless by Proctor and Gamble's clinical studies, they are looking for alternatives that may be used instead, to replace the microplastic beads. ...Read more

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Have a small black spot on my gums. Just showed up in dentist checkup. Having biopsied. Could it be something harmful or harmless. It's freaking meout?

Have a small black spot on my gums. Just showed up in dentist checkup. Having biopsied. Could it be something harmful or harmless. It's freaking meout?

Wait for results: The cause behind dark spots on your gums can be harmless or deadly, depending on its nature. Some oral cancers manifest as dark spots in their early stages, and some of the causes of serious gum disease can also lead to the existence of dark spots or formations on your teeth and gums.
The biopsy will give a definitive answer. ...Read more

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My dentist seen a black spot that is in the upper part of my gums. Said it doesn't look cancerous but wants me to still have a biopsy. Why is this?

My dentist seen a black spot that is in the upper part of my gums. Said it doesn't look cancerous but wants me to still have a biopsy. Why is this?

Several choices: It might be an area of increased pigment like a freckle, amalgam stain from when a mercury filling was placed, or melanoma. Definitely would have ENT or oral surgeon look at it. ...Read more

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I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

Show it to a Dr: Any black spot that is changing in color or growing in size needs to be checked by a medical or a dental professional (in your case). There is a small but real chance that it could turn into a melanoma, a type of Cancer. So get it checked...you may need a biopsy done if it is growing in size or dimensions. ...Read more

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What could a small black spot in my upper mouth above the gums be. I smoke. Could it be a stain from smoking or cancer? It wasn't there 4 months ago.

What could a small black spot in my upper mouth above the gums be. I smoke. Could it be a stain from smoking or cancer? It wasn't there 4 months ago.

Many things: You can get a freckle (melanotic macule), a mark from filling metal if you have dental fillings (amalgam tattoo), or something more worrisome. You should visit a dentist or oral surgeon for an examination and possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Hi I have black spot in my mouth near my gums. It appear today and its about 2mm. It have no pain. What is this doctor??

Hi I have black spot in my mouth near my gums. It appear today and its about 2mm. It have no pain. What is this doctor??

Send a Picture: Small dark patches in mucus membranes in oral region may appear from time to time as a result of local trauma. These should be watched over a period of time for any changes in their appearance for an assessment by your doctor if any steps need to be taken or treatment if indicated. Feel better ...Read more

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I don't eat any sweets still there is a small black spot on my teeth what is it even I have no pain?

I don't eat any sweets still there is a small black spot on my teeth what is it even I have no pain?

Stain or Decay: Even though you may not eat sweets, you still can develop decay in a tooth. Teeth have many small pits and fissures which trap bacteria and cause decay. There is alot of sugar in other things we eat or drink like juice, soda, jam, etc. That can cause decay as well. However it may just be stains from coffee, tea, or red wine as well. The best is to have your dentist check it out to let you know. ...Read more

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My teeth are always yellow I don't know why and I have this little black spot on my teeth?

My teeth are always yellow I don't know why and I have this little black spot on my teeth?

See a dentist: These types of questions are best answered by a dentist actually being able to examine you. We can only make educated guesses which may or may not be accurate in your particular case. A one on one visit to a dentist can give you accurate answers as well as options for whiter teeth and whether or not that little black spot is merely stain or the tip of the iceberg with decay inside the tooth. ...Read more

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I have a black spot in my wisdom teeth. Is that a cancer?

I have a black spot in my wisdom teeth. Is that a cancer?

Black spot: No. Cancer does not grow in/on teeth. It's either stain or a cavity. See a dentist to evaluate your 'black spot' and to give you a full head and neck cancer screening. ...Read more