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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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