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How to get rid of purple spots on gums?

How to get rid of purple spots on gums?

Depends on cause: "purple spots" can mean a number of things... Some benign, some more serious. One thing that comes to mind is an amalgam tatoo, a darkening of the gum tissue where silver filling particles imparted their color. Hard to tell what your condition is, but a visit to your local dentist should be scheduled to rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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My gums are a purplush color and if i press on them below teeth bleeding occurs there is little pain i also have purplish spots on inside of my cheeks?

My gums are a purplush color and if i press on them below teeth bleeding occurs there is little pain i also have purplish spots on inside of my cheeks?

Swollen gums: There are several reasons for swollen gums. ie; bacteria under gums, mouth breather, medications, pregnancy gingivitis, clenching teeth etc.. xrays and an exam can help us determine the problem. It can also be viral, see you're dentist or physician soon. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my gums, what causes this?

I have dark spots on my gums, what causes this?

Pigmentation: Likely pigmentation. Many different racial heritages display different shading of the gums as well as specific points,dots or areas of more or heavy pigmentation. Eastern European, Filipino, African American , etc. very commonly display such different colorations. Check your relatives and offspring. Have fun checking ! ...Read more

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Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Purple spots: It might be blood clots or varicose veins. However, it should be clinically seen and evaluated by your dentist. Without personally examining you, we have no way of knowing what in fact it is and not all lesions are benign. ...Read more

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What could brown spots on my gums be?

What could brown spots on my gums be?

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

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What causes purple rash like spots on back?

What causes purple rash like spots on back?

More info needed: Need more information to accurately answer your question. How long do the spots last? How do they start? How do they change with time? How large are they? How many? Exact color? Bruise? Do they go away completely. Photos would help. ...Read more

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What causes dark purple spots to come on arm?

What causes dark purple spots to come on arm?

Purple lesions: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about black spots on my gums?

Should i be worried about black spots on my gums?

Maybe: Usually they are part of the normal mucosa. Occasionally some diseases cause darkening spots on the gums. Melanoma, although rare in the mouth, could also appear in the mouth. Please see someone for an evaluation. ...Read more

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