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my gum is turning dark

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Posted by: shamim_s2002  (9 years ago)
Hi. from last week ma teeth are very sensitive and my gum is bleeding.recently I've found out that my gum is turning dark. I brush my teeth once aday and smoke but i am not a heavy smoker. I am scared now. does any body Know why my gum is getting dark?
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Hi. from last week ma teeth are very sensitive and my gum is bleeding.recently I've found out that my gum is turning dark. I brush my teeth once aday and smoke but i am not a heavy smoker. I am scared now. does any body Know why my gum is getting dark?

Dark red, dark brown, or what? Somtimes when extraction of teeth with silver fillings are done, the gums may pick up a color from the amalgam.
Posted 9 years ago
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Dentist
Gum pigmentation is of two kinds - intrinsic and extrinsic. The extrinsic coloring comes from silver fillings particles embedded in. But intrinsic coloring is far more common. It is determined by the melanin content in the gum just like skin color is determined. This pigmentation increases sometime with age/smoking. It is not pathological and there is no need to interfere with it unless it is undermining your smile from the esthetic point of view. If it is - it can easily be removed by a dental LASER in a one sitting process painlessly.

The far more troubling complaint is your gum bleeding. That is clearly a sign of inflammation and requires treatment which in all probability would be scaling and polishing. Smokers have an increased tendency to severe gum disease which is why it is not advisable to wait until it progresses.
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: MorrisLowe321  (9 years ago)
I agree with Arya
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Posted by: stevepearls  (9 years ago)
Hello,
can you eating or chewing some thing that injurious for tooth? then make sure to meet a dentist and complete your first check up and take advice of dentist.
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