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I have a very small black spot insidey gum over the right…

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I have a very small black spot insidey gum over the right top canine. I just had two cavity filling 3 weeks ago and one is still very sensitive to everything I put iny mo

Doctor's Assistant: When was your last visit to the dentist? Any irregular checkups?

I just had two fillings three weeks ago and spot was not there

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?

I have a blister that was on the roof of my mouth and comes and goes same spot

Doctor's Assistant: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?

Swelling in the back of my mouth last week on the right side bottom back of my mouth the gum over where my wisdom teeth were.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dental
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Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago
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Hello! I would be happy to help you figure out what is going on with the spot on your gums. Do you think you could take a photo of the area you are concerned about so that I can see?

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Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I sent you a picture
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago

Thank you for the photo! The gums are very inflamed between your lateral incisor and canine. Have they looked and felt that way since the fillings were done 3 weeks ago?

Which tooth is still very sensitive?

Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Not really I haven't noticed. The tooth that so sensitive is one that was worked on in the back left
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago

Okay, so the are of swelling on your gums in the photo is not next to a new filling?

It is normal to have sensitivity on a tooth after a filling is done for a few weeks. It should subside over time. However, you want to make sure that your bite feels normal. If the bite feels unusual, that can cause the sensitivity to last longer than normal.

Does that make sense?

Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I understand but don't know why the black spot appeared this morning
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I understand but don't know why the black spot appeared this morning.
Dentist: Lara Coseo, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 8 months ago

The dark spot is most likely an area of bleeding under the surface. Have you been doing anything different to this area? Flossing really aggressively? Using a toothpick or other tool to try to clean something?

Because of the inflammation, you should definitely return to your dentist to have them figure out the cause. It may be something as simple as a piece of plaque or tartar buildup under the gums, which would require a dental cleaning. Then the inflammation and the dark spot will go away.

Does that answer your question?

Dr. Lara

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