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See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding, Bad breath and swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis and broken tooth can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melanin : Can cause dark discoloration of the gums based on ethnicity and it is normal. If the the darker color (e.g. Dark red) is caused by gum disease , it will also involve inflammation due to engorgement of blood due to irritants, e.g. Tartar, plaque, calcular deposits, .. Please see your dentist if it is raising some worries. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what the gums are healing from. Most of the superficial exterior gum healing occurs within 6-8 weeks following gum surgery. However, changes in the deeper gum tissues continue to occur for many months. If your gums are not healing, whatever the cause, i would recommend an evaluation by a periodontist as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: See your Dentist for this. It may simply be hardened calculus (tarter) build-up under the gums that has turned dark and is making the gums appear black. OR, it could be something else, having to do with the gums themselves. Often we see systemic medical problems appear in the mouth. See your Dentist for examination, diagnosis and tx options. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Not sure of what you already tried and you should ofcourse see your docs before you take antyhing but...If not already in therapy with behavioral modification techniques you should be. Pharmacologic treatments include ssri meds, these treat anxiety and reduce picking, n--acetyl cysteine, topiramate, Clonidine all have been used as well. Talk to your drs about the risk , benefits and altrenatives. ...Read more
Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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