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Black Spot On Gum Near Tooth
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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?
Have developed a new blue and black spot on lower jaw in old extraction spot
I have bad gum disease , only have 17 teeth left , very bad tmj.cancer?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My sister has a light black spot on her gum. There is no pain. I was wondering if it was something serious?
Not likely, possibly: Most dark spots on the gum are harmless, but there are rare cancers which can resemble them. ...Read more