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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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Please tell me what can cause a black spot on my gum?

Visit your DDS if...: Dark spot on your gum can be signs of harmless or serious conditions, depending on its nature.
If the spot did not go away in 2-3 weeks, it would be best if you visited a dentist in order to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 10 month old gums to be black and is it caused by teething?

Is it normal for my 10 month old gums to be black and is it caused by teething?

Teething: If the gums are black in spots where the teeth are coming through then yes it an be teething. If it is a more generalized black gums, they should be evaluated for bleeding or possibly lead exposure. ...Read more

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What can cause teeth to turn black in between them at the gum lines?

What can cause teeth to turn black in between them at the gum lines?

Stains: Staining is often caused by the foods we like. Black stain can be caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, red wine, apple juice, iron supplements. ... ...Read more

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I have inflammation in my jaw and my gums are turning black what can cause this?

I have inflammation in my jaw and my gums are turning black what can cause this?

Subgingival calculus: Sounds like deep heavy stained subgingival calculus but we can't diagnose it over the internet sight unseen. Regardless please see a local dentist or Periodontist for evaluation and treatment. Untreated periodontal disease (if that's what it is) can cause loss of teeth. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes teeth to turn black in between them at the gum lines?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes teeth to turn black in between them at the gum lines?

Cavities?: Calculus that has stained may also appear black. Please visit your dentist for treatment. Either of the above conditions cannot be left alone. ...Read more

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Can an abscess on your gums that look black cause your lymph nodes to swell in the neck and armpits?

Can an abscess on your gums that look black cause your lymph nodes to swell in the neck and armpits?

Possibly: Abscesses that cause a lot of swelling in the mouth are the type that can spread to neck lymph nodes. This then becomes a cellulitis and can spread along facial planes to the heart, or even upward to the brain.
Any mouth swelling should be checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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I have black mark on my gum and swollen lip what could cause this?

I have black mark on my gum and swollen lip what could cause this?

Bruise?: If new, then should resorb.
Ice for now and watch.
If not quickly gone see oral specialist. ...Read more

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Can temporary dental caps cause gums to change color? I have a temporary cap in on the left side of my mouth at the moment, and the gum around the cap is purplish/black color. It doesn't hurt, but the color change does concern me. Is this normal with temp

Can temporary dental caps cause gums to change color? I have a temporary cap in on the left side of my mouth at the moment, and the gum around the cap is purplish/black color. It doesn't hurt, but the color change does concern me. Is this normal with temp

It: It sounds like the gum tissue is inflammed. Did you just have the temp place a day or two ago, or is it there for a while?

If not polished, it could be trapping food and bacteria.

There is a very slight chance you are allergic to the monomer in the acrylic. Call your dentist to have him take a look. ...Read more

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Can a bad bad tooth cause, trouble urinating. Weight loss and a lot of back pain. Been in mouth for three yrs its black one side, big lump high gum?

Can a bad bad tooth cause, trouble urinating. Weight loss and a lot of back pain. Been in mouth for three yrs its black one side, big lump high gum?

Have it checked.: It will be worth your trouble to see your doctor and have it checked out. It has been there long enough and with the wt loss and back pain and trouble urinating you want to make certain you are OK ...Read more

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What are the causes of your gum to swell occasionally?

What are the causes of your gum to swell occasionally?

Inflammation: Gingivitis? Periodontitis? Can't tell over the internet. You should be examined by a local dentist for pocketing or an abscess. ...Read more

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What causes gums to itch?

What causes gums to itch?

Itchy gums: This can be due to gum inflammation. Periodontal disease or some new product or food. ...Read more

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What causes sudden gum pain?

What causes sudden gum pain?

Any of infections..: Normally, a periodontal, or gingival abscess can cause such sudden reaction, and in most of cases 24 to 72 hours after eating pop corn or chips, or nuts, where they hide below gum line and detach the gum. Please note that "tooth/root infection" can also cause sudden pain in the gum. ...Read more

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What causes blood of the gum?

What causes blood of the gum?

GINGIVITIS: Bleeding gums is a sign of moderate to severe gingivitis. The gums are either invected or irritated by plaque or calculus ont he teeth. See your dentist for a thorough exam and prophylaxis (tooth cleaning). In the meantime start flossing and brushing to remove the plaque.
Hormonal changes may also cause gums to bleed. ...Read more

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What causes gums to get discolored?

What causes gums to get discolored?

Permanent: Discoloration can be due to certain chronically taken medication, melanin pigmentation, or metals leeching from restorations or actual particles of a restoration becoming engulfed by macrophages within mucosa and becoming permanently "deposited". Certain disease processes can also lead to discolored gingiva. Discoloration can range from dark brown, blue, reddish or white or admixture of these. ...Read more

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What could cause your gum to bleed?

What could cause your gum to bleed?

Gum Disease: You could have gingivitis or gum disease with bone loss. On very rare occasions, a systemic disease or hormonal changes. Of course, poor oral hygiene and lack of professional cleanings can also cause this condition. ...Read more

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What causes your gums to turn white?

What causes your gums to turn white?

Bacteria: You are not cleaning your gums and the bacteria has found a home. Brush in circles with a soft toothbrush. Then follow it up by using a water pik spraying the water in circles where the teeth and the gums join. ...Read more

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What causes small wounds on the gums?

What causes small wounds on the gums?

Wounds?: Could be infection, trauma, burn, or hundreds of other causes. Your description is much too vague to form the basis of a diagnosis. You have to be seen by a professional, not by a computer program. Please call a general Dentist, an Oral Surgeon, or (best) a gum specialist, a Periodontist, ASAP. ...Read more

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What would cause periodic gum numbness?

What would cause periodic gum numbness?

It could: Be caused by a neuropathy or an inflamed condition of the nerve that feeds that area of the lip or gums. ...Read more

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Does aggressive flossing cause gum loss?

Does aggressive flossing cause gum loss?

Yes: Aggressive brushing and flossing can damage the thin gum tissue causing it to break down. The improper mechanical use of the toothbrush is a key cause for gum recession.
Increased pressure on the toothbrush or dental floss will only harm gingival tissue without increasing the cleaning action of brushing or flossing. ...Read more

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What diseases cause your gums to be inflamed?

What diseases cause your gums to be inflamed?

Many -see a dentist: There are many potential causes... Periodontal disease, root canal abcess, wisdom teeth infections, food or other impaction, diabetes, herpetic gingivostomatitis, pyogenic granuloma, reaction to medication such as Dilantin or calcium channel blockers, allergic reactions...see a dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My gum is inflamed, what causes this to happen?

My gum is inflamed, what causes this to happen?

Plaque: Plaque is the mean reason for gum inflammation. Lack of proper and adequate oral hygiene is what allows plaque build up.
Some less likely factors for gingival inflammation are medications, viral infections, hormonal changes, or some rare gingival conditions or autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Which condition causes your gums to be inflamed?

Which condition causes your gums to be inflamed?

Inflamed gums are: Most commonly caused by gingivitis and periodontitis, two forms of gum disease, the first being the milder form. However, inflamed gums can also be due to vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, some autoimmune diseases, diabetes, mouth breathing, medications, allergies, as well as bacterial, fungal and viral infections. ...Read more

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What causes gum pain in someone with no disease?

What causes gum pain in someone with no disease?

See your dentist: May gum or dental disease, see your dentist. ...Read more

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My gums have receeded what is the possible cause?

My gums have receeded what is the possible cause?

Many possibilities: The most common, gum disease. Also overly aggressive brushing, smoking, malocclusion, clenching/grinding, diabetes, and a number of other systemic diseases. Ask your dentist to refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is ceretoma in the lower gums? What causes it?

What is ceretoma in the lower gums? What causes it?

Fluid pocket: Ceratoma and seratoma are simply common misspellings for seroma. A seroma can result when plasma leaks out of a small ruptured blood vessel. The result is a small pocket of fluid and this is common following surgical procedures. ...Read more

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What is ceretoma in the lower gums? What causes it?

What is ceretoma in the lower gums? What causes it?

Please rephase: I am unable to determine what exacly a "ceretoma" is. ...Read more

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What can cause bad cut on my bottom gums please help?

What can cause bad cut on my bottom gums please help?

Anything sharp edge!: Anything will cut your gums... Gums are very gentle tissue, especially if gums are inflamed. So, pretty much anything like fish bone, even bread, popcorn....may leave a cut on your gums. The best thing to do- visit your dentist! ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause of gums that feel raw?

Please help! What is the cause of gums that feel raw?

Needs to be seen: I could list 100 possibilities, from gum disease to a host of medical problems. You will need to be personally examined in order to determine the cause of your problem. Call and set up a dental appointment. ...Read more