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Black looking kinda of spot appeared on my upper gum around my tooth , I was told tooth decay ? Is that true .

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In brief: Can't tell..

.. needs to be examined.
Decay appears on a tooth, not on your gingiva as you described. have it examined by a dentist.

In brief: Can't tell..

.. needs to be examined.
Decay appears on a tooth, not on your gingiva as you described. have it examined by a dentist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Staining vs decay

Sometimes staining in the crevices of molars looks like a cavity but is only staining.
Ultimately, you should see a dentist for thorough exam to determine where you may have spots or decay. Do not delay.

In brief: Staining vs decay

Sometimes staining in the crevices of molars looks like a cavity but is only staining.
Ultimately, you should see a dentist for thorough exam to determine where you may have spots or decay. Do not delay.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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