NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I just noticed a small brown spot on my upper gum, any idea why ?
It can be for several reasons. You are not giving me enough information to interpret.
- Is it painful?
- When did you see it?
- Is it getting bigger and/or darker?
- Any signs of inflammation???
All these things are important. But most importantly, if you notice something new, and if is not going anywhere more than 10 days, you should go visit a dentist, (especially if you are in high risk group like smokers etc).
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University