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Brown Spots On Gums Near Tooth
I have a small blue spot above my left front tooth on my gum, been there for a few years now. Also new brown spots on my nipples. Addisons disease??
Normal pigmentation: If concerned see your dentist for evaluation and x-ray. ...Read more
I just found out that I have a cavity that has a couple very small light brown spots on my back tooth, what do I do?
Get it Filled: The goal of treatment is to preserve tooth structures and prevent further destruction of the tooth. In general, early treatment is less painful and less expensive than treatment of extensive decay. ...Read more
Brown spots on my teeth? Moreover, I just had a dentist appointment... They found three cavities, and filled them. I have a thin brown line, less than a quarter inch, on my front tooth- they didn't even mention it
Neonatal line: Thin brown line may be neonatal line, a darker of the day you were born. Brown spots, brown line, may also be from taking tetracycline, or an illness, or a systemic problem, while the teeth were forming. Did you ask the Dentist about the brown spots/lines? That's the best person to ask. Give your Dentist a call. ...Read more
Melanin: A melanotic freckle is a brown spot or spots that can appear in the gums or tissues of the mouth and is due to excessive production and deposition of the melanin pigment in the tissues. Certain foods or habits also may be responsible for color changes of the tissues in the mouth. ...Read more
Decay or calculus: These could be either decay, stained hard deposits on teeth, or stained white fillings. ...Read more
Best to see dentist: If it is "all of the sudden", make sure the brown spot is not from popcorn skin stuck on tooth. Otherwise, it may be from a reaction with food particles on the surface of the tooth. If it is a superficial stain, a regular hygiene cleaning may be all you need. If they are cavities that were uncovered when calculus (tartar) came off suddenly, and now that you see them, you need dentist's help. ...Read more
I think an antibiotic I took a month ago mad two brown spots on my two front teeth how do I fix that?
Hello, I had braces for 5 years and got brown spots on my two front teeth at 14. I am 23 now and still have them. How do I get rid of them?
My 18 month old son has a few teeth with grooves, pits, and brown spots. Dentist said teeth are hard, no cavities. What's causing the problem areas?
Sealants: Grooves and pits are areas where enamel did not fully seal when forming. Sealants to prevent break-down of these areas is recommended. You may want to consider seeing a pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist, for all the same reasons you see a pediatric medical specialist, a Pediatrician. ...Read more
What are the brown spots on my two year old son's teeth? We take good care of his teeth, brushing and flossing every day, but in the last couple weeks brown spots have appeared. Should we be concerned? .
Go see his dentist: Brown spots on teeth can be caused by many things. Tough to answer in this forum, as you could be looking at deep decay recently uncovered by better brushing or some food particles stuck to his teeth. Go see your dentist and get his opinion on what you are looking at. ...Read more
Stained front teeth on two year old? My two year old son has these brown spots on his front teeth that the dentist said should go away naturally. We brush his teeth every day, and he doesn't get much sugar. Is this anything to worry about? Is our dentist
Need photo/exam: Without them it's hard to tell. Could be several things including mild to moderate fluorosis, early to moderate tooth decay (how about a bottle in bed? Or a sippy cup of almost anything other than water? Including milk!). Can seek 2nd opinion or referral to specialist if not confident of dentist's opinion. Careful not to "trust" the answer you "like" best. Just use common sense. ...Read more
Stained brown spots on baby teeth? Our five year old son seems to have these faint brown spots on some of his teeth. We don't let him drink soda or have much sugar, so I'm not sure what they might be. Should we go to the dentist? .
Could be...: Could be from either you your child taking tetracycline while teeth forming (they start to form before birth). Could be cavities. Could be from the pigments in the foods he eats. Could be from his vitamins. Could be from the excess levels of Fluoride in the rocky mountain area. Could be from the pigment-producing bacteria that live in our mouths. Absolutely, have your dentist check this out. ...Read more
Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. I don't drink tea/coffee/coke. Wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. No pain. Help?
Calculus?: If the spots are behind your front teeth then it is likely calculus formations. See your Dentist for evaluation and your hygienist for professional cleaning. Ask for strategies to help prevent the calculus (tartar) buildup in the future. Some form it much faster than others. If not calculus, then can be demineralization/decay. Same plan. Good Luck. ...Read more
Neither am I: Needs to be seen to be diagnosed. Return to Dentist or Oral Surgeon who removed the wisdom tooth for evaluation. Probably innocuous. ...Read more
I noticed there is a brown spot on my 3 year olds gum line by the tooth. She said it hurts. What is this?
Needs exam: Hard to say without exam. See oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
I noticed a small light brown spot on my gum, just below my bottom tooth. What could it be? It is not inflamed, nor does it hurt I brush and use mouthwash regularly and have never had any dental problems.
I: I agree with dr. Davantzis' recommendation. Unusual pigmentation in the mouth may be something a benign as racial pigmentation or a freckle or an concerning as cancer such as a melanoma. The only way of getting an accurate answer is have the lesion evaluated by a specialist and obtaining a biopsy of the tissue, usually a simple in office procedure done under local anesthesia. ...Read more
I noticed a brown spot under my tooth and then saw it on my gum line I brush everyday and mouth wash. Is this something to get checked right away?
My gum is slightly brown above my teeth and has some white spots which are consisted of very small white dots themselves, what are these?
PIGMENTATION: This could be your natural gum pigmentation color unless you are taking some type of medcation. ...Read more
I just noticed several red spots on my gums underneath my tooth. The one that's closed to the tooth is bigger than the others. It hurts a little?
Probably: A series of cold sores however I would check with my dentist first. Cold sores take 7-10 days to go away and can be painful. ...Read more
There are some small dot like white spots on my gum after 3 days of my tooth being extracted. It feels bit irritated but not painful and is just a lit?
Dots: If you think you are healing anything other than normally, call your Surgeon for a post-treatment reevaluation. ...Read more
My teeth were extracted over a yr ago and I have spots on gum where it feels like a very bad tooth pain if I touch it?
Could be bone chip: After extractions there are often bits of bone that are rejected by the body and work their way out through the gums over time. If a piece is just under the surface it could make a sore spot. If it isn't a bone chip or bone spur something may be going on. Either way see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more
Infection: Probability is that you have infection of tooth/teeth, gums, or both. Can't diagnose or treat this over the computer. This is not a DIY problem. Do what you would do if you had a severe infection anywhere else in your body, seek immediate professional help. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. Don't put it off. ...Read more
I have small red spots near my tooth at the back of my gum and it is hard to eat on that side and it is very painful when I brush it.
Small red dots: Sorry but that could one of a hundred things. There is way too little information to even make a stab at a correct diagnosis. Please see your local dentists for help. ...Read more
Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.
I just noticed black spots along the front of My lower gum line, as well as some erosion. I've been dipping for close to 20 years now. Tooth loss?
Get it checked out: Given your prolonged history of dipping and new onset lesions along the gum line, it would be important to have your mouth examined by a physician in order to determine if further workup and/or biopsy is required. ...Read more
After brushing my teeth I noticed several white spots with a red outer rim on my gums, they hurt a little. The one closer to the tooth is bigger?
Too many things.....: Depending on how long these have been present, there are too many possibilities of what this might represent - you should have this condition examined and properly diagnosed before taking any chances on what someone might suggest it is. Categories this could fall into include viral, inflammatory, bacterial, etc - not worth guessing - get an exam done at your dentist (get one if you don't have now ...Read more
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