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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Dark spot on gum
a dark spot has appeared on the front of my gum directly below one tooth, what caused this. Is this a desease? Shat steps should I take to rid myself of this problem?
A dark spot may be due to several reasons:
1. It may be a leakage from an old restoration.
2. It may be a pathological development due to an overgrowth of pigmentation cells.
3. It may be due to heavy smoking etc.
You should visit a dentist to determine the actual cause and necessary treatment.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University