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Teeth Brown At Gums
Have it checked: It could be surface stain, discolored composite or calculus formation. Only way to know for sure is to have a dentist take a look at it. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
My teeth has stains and looks like there are rottining what can I use to help brown teeth, blacl at the bottom of my gum
I: I am so sorry that the only answer I can give you is to go and see your dentist. It is impossible to diagnose over the internet without a proper examination and x rays. ...Read more
There is a little brownish speck above my two front teeth, on my gums I noticed it a couple days ago and it hasn't gone away. ..What is it?
Brown speck: Hard to say without clinical examination and more information. As with any kind of lesion no matter where it appears on the body the only sure way to diagnose is to biopsy. I would see your dentist asap and have the area evaluated. Then the proper course of treatment, if any is necessary at all, can be determined. ...Read more
What is wrong with my teeth?! They are stained, chipping, have brown marks in between some, 1 feels slightly loose, gums are red & very receded. Help!
My gum is slightly brown above my teeth and has some white spots which are consisted of very small white dots themselves, what are these?
PIGMENTATION: This could be your natural gum pigmentation color unless you are taking some type of medcation. ...Read more
Little brown patch/chip near gum line on the front of a bottom tooth 2 over from the front teeth. Sound familiar?
Hi, I have black/brown dot in between my teeth where the gums are? What does it mean? And is there a natural remedies I can use to get rid of it?
Hello my gums were stinging and tender and then the kind of popped yesterday when I was brushing my teeth and they bled now there is brown gunk
Dental: The chlorhexidine oral rinse that I'm told to use after my gum graft caused a brownish film on my teeth. Brushing does not take it off. Now?
Neither am I: Needs to be seen to be diagnosed. Return to Dentist or Oral Surgeon who removed the wisdom tooth for evaluation. Probably innocuous. ...Read more
Jack feels he has a wisdom tooth coming through. He has lots of pain in the area. And his gum in the area is going brown.
Jack: Tell Jack to go see a Pro. His Dentist will be able to asses the situation and recommend observation or treatment. ...Read more
I noticed there is a brown spot on my 3 year olds gum line by the tooth. She said it hurts. What is this?
Needs exam: Hard to say without exam. See oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
Child 13 years. Bottom left tooth with small brown specks possibly cavity. Would general pain in surrounding gum be normal with cavity?
There's a hole in my gums after the extraction of impacted wisdom tooth. I can see something brown inside and some small bits of food gets stuck into?
My front tooth is rotting. Now, little bits have started to chip and half of the tooth has turned brown down to the gum with a sharp edge in the middle front of the tooth. What should I do?
Time for a checkup!: From what you describe, your tooth has been decaying for some time now. You are probably way overdue for a dental checkup. See a dentist for a complete and thorough exam, along with whatever x-rays are appropriate and get all your dental work done. Waiting just results in more pain, aggravation, less teeth and more cost. ...Read more
I have a small blue spot above my left front tooth on my gum, been there for a few years now. Also new brown spots on my nipples. Addisons disease??
Normal pigmentation: If concerned see your dentist for evaluation and x-ray. ...Read more
I noticed a small light brown spot on my gum, just below my bottom tooth. What could it be? It is not inflamed, nor does it hurt I brush and use mouthwash regularly and have never had any dental problems.
I: I agree with dr. Davantzis' recommendation. Unusual pigmentation in the mouth may be something a benign as racial pigmentation or a freckle or an concerning as cancer such as a melanoma. The only way of getting an accurate answer is have the lesion evaluated by a specialist and obtaining a biopsy of the tissue, usually a simple in office procedure done under local anesthesia. ...Read more
I noticed a brown spot under my tooth and then saw it on my gum line I brush everyday and mouth wash. Is this something to get checked right away?
Time for an exam: It means you are long overdue for a dental examination. Cannot possibly determine over the internet if your actual gingiva is brown or if you have calculus deposits that are stained. Either way, call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more
After the periodontist poke around my mouth to see gums with his tools, I have a dark little brownish spot on gums. Did he damage my gum? Will it heal
Didn't damage gums: And it will heal. You may have pocketing, so follow the advice given to you. ...Read more
It depends on type: The damage that chewing gums does to your teeth depends on the kindofgum you chew and how frequently you chew. Regular gum with sugar will increase decay. Chewing gum cn be very helpful for someone with dry mouth because it helps to stimulate saliva production. Xylitol gums will protect the teeth from decay. Chewing can increase TMJ pain in us suseptable people. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Bone loss?: If you have bone loss secondary to periodontitis, and your gums have receded, then no, they will not regenerate and migrate to cover your exposed roots or fill in the dark triangles near the gum line. Please have yourself evaluated by a periodontist to help prevent further bone and tooth loss. ...Read more
It's Usually Not: If you have healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy jaw joints and muscles, chewing gum is usuall fine. In fact, sugarless gum or a variety with xyletol as a sweetener can actually be beneficial to your oral health. Chewing gum also stimulates saliva, which can dilute oral acids and help to protect your teeth from cavities. Your dentist can tell you much more about it. ...Read more
Brush/floss: We all want our teeth to last a lifetime. The most important preventive measure is to brush after each meal, and floss at least once a day. A Fluoride mouth rinse can strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. Avoid snacks in between meals. Finally see your dentist at least twice a year for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. This way any small issues can be addressed before become big problems. ...Read more
Many reasons: White around the teeth can be anything from food debris to cancer. That said, more common causes are fungal infections like thrush, tissue changes like leukoplakia that occur with smoking, bad oral hygiene, or overuse of alcoholic mouthwashes. The tissues at the edges are thin and are sensitive to systemic changes like diabetes and vitamin deficiencies like scurvy. See your dentist soon. ...Read more
Telephone: If you're having mouth pain you need to call a Dentist ASAP before the pain becomes intractable. A pain killer will dull the pain as the cause of the pain worsens, until the problem is so severe that pills will no longer "work." You need to see a Dentist...NOW. ...Read more
Depends: Accurate flossing has been shown to firm the gum tissue between the teeth so long as the cause for the swollen gums is poor oral hygiene. But many other factors cause swollen gums including teeth that are in less than ideal position (crowded, rotated, etc), defective restorations, cracks, various medications, medical conditions and tartar build up. See your dentist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more