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Have black spot on gum - should I go to dentist or gp?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Dentist

And you should make the appointment now.
Although many dark spots that appear on the gums are innocuous, some are not. Dentist may want to refer you to Oral Surgeon for additional review.

In brief: Dentist

And you should make the appointment now.
Although many dark spots that appear on the gums are innocuous, some are not. Dentist may want to refer you to Oral Surgeon for additional review.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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In brief: Contact DDS

If concerned, see your dentist for a clinical and possible radiographic examination.
Variables include, normal pigmentation, calculus, decay shining through or others. See the dentist for your piece of mind.

In brief: Contact DDS

If concerned, see your dentist for a clinical and possible radiographic examination.
Variables include, normal pigmentation, calculus, decay shining through or others. See the dentist for your piece of mind.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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In brief: Either or

both have training in mouth examination and you have the right idea about getting this checked and examined.
May depend who can see you quicker etc. In some countries GPs do have limited dental training but most have the ability to refer to an oral surgeon/dentist. Conversely in some countries dentists have less medical training but can refer to doctors. Both should be helpful. Good luck.

In brief: Either or

both have training in mouth examination and you have the right idea about getting this checked and examined.
May depend who can see you quicker etc. In some countries GPs do have limited dental training but most have the ability to refer to an oral surgeon/dentist. Conversely in some countries dentists have less medical training but can refer to doctors. Both should be helpful. Good luck.
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