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Purple Spots On Tooth
I was brushing my teeth and saw a small dark spot (maybe brown or purple?) On the upper left side of my toung should I be concerned?
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
Not Sure: Color variations on teeth occur for many reasons. Some of these may include variations in mineralization, stains, and even decay. Signs for root canal infections may include alterations of color but not always. I suggest you call your dentist to evaluate the specifics of your case and diagnose the findings. Good luck -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Wearing retainers for 2yrs.Deep black stains/spots appear mostly near gumline.Some appear as spots on entire tooth.Cant get it off.Anything serious?
Stain or decay: It is either a stain or a decay (cavities) developed where plaque accumulation the most. Is the stain/spots soft or hard? Schedule a cleaning appointment to see if a dentist/hygienist can clean the spot off. If he or she cannot, it is either an arrest caries or decay. If he or she can, it is either a nicotine stain from smoking, caffeine stain from tea and/or coffee, or just water in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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