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Gum Diseases

Swelling and black spot



For the past couple of days, I`ve had some minor pain in my lower right gum (just a small spot). The pain is not severe, but the gums do appear a bit swollen (though they do NOT appear red and do not bleed with brushing). Just today I noticed a black spot (about 2 mm in diameter) that appeared very nearby (though not directly where the swelling is located). Any thoughts? Thank you.


It may be an area that you have food impaction. You should visit a dentist before it gets more symptomatic.

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Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University