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I have Discolored gums, fever like feeling, watery eyes and stuffy nose along with occasion dry cough and chills..why? Help please
Cannot diagnose: You really need to go and see a doctor and get this diagnosed appropriately. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. Beyond that your symptoms could be representative of many illnesses. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
I have Discolored gums, fever like feeling, watery eyes and stuffy nose along with occasion dry cough...not sure what's wrong any idea please help..
Permanent: Discoloration can be due to certain chronically taken medication, melanin pigmentation, or metals leeching from restorations or actual particles of a restoration becoming engulfed by macrophages within mucosa and becoming permanently "deposited". Certain disease processes can also lead to discolored gingiva. Discoloration can range from dark brown, blue, reddish or white or admixture of these. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several: Discoloration of the gums or gingiva can be due to melanin, a pigment in the body that produces color in the skin, eyes, etc. Amalgam (silver filling material) can produce an amalgam tattoo when it gets into the gums. Some or the older metals that were used for crowns and bridges can also cause some discoloration of the gums. ...Read more
Different courses: If your gums are very pale you could be anemic. If you have a feeling in your tooth sometimes that can leak into your gum and cause a discoloration that is known as amalgam tattoo. ...Read more
Infection: It is not easy to say exactly without examining your gums and measuring the pockets around your teeth. It sounds that you may be suffering from a severe case of periodontal disease ( gum & bone )due to heavy deposits under the gums or you may be having some kind of a different infection. This can not be diagnosed or treated over the Internet. You must see a dentist of a gum specialist. ...Read more
Side of teeth look like they are slightly chipped. The is no discoloration at the gum or top of tooth. Any suggestions?
Yes: See your dentist who can examine your teeth and tell you if you require any dental treatment. ...Read more
I have a molar that broke & is half gone and loose. My gum keeps swelling and is juicy looking , haws a discoloration. I'm afraid of the dentist.
Sorry to hear..: It sounds like you need to find a compassionate dentist who can help you with your teeth. If not you may end up loosing all your teeth or end up in the emergency room with a serious infection if it i left untreated. You might consider asking around or calling a specialist in your area for the kind of dentist you need. Many dentist can also sedate you... Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a 26 year old male. I am a non-smoker with healthyhabits. I have a black discoloration of some of my gums, especially near the base of teeth. What could it be? Whatshould I do?
A few possibilities: Gum pigmentation is a variable but normal anatomic feature in dark-complexioned individuals. Occasionally, gums may become discolored by adjacent amalgam fillings ("amalgam tattoo"). Less commonly, gum darkening can be a sign of adrenocortical insufficiency or heavy metal poisoning. I am assuming that your darkening is on the gums rather than the teeth, where tooth tartar and stains are suspect. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have an infection, he said it lookd clean and the slight discoloration of my gum was normal. he said its like a scab in water. thatof advice?
Infection isn't norm: If you have an infection in your gums, it needs to be eliminated by a dentist and hygienist. This will not go away by itself. Not sure about the description of a scab in water. I would recommend you see your dentist asap. Good luck. ...Read more