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I think my gums are receding. They have black patches and…

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I think my gums...

I think my gums are receding

Doctor's Assistant: Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. itching, rash, new birthmarks or moles)?

They have black patches and looks like they're deteriorating in the front of my mouth

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

No but I am a drug user.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

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Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

What drugs do you use?

do you have a picture?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Cocaine, I can get one for you shortly
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

ok

do you snort it or smoke it?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I snort it
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Here's 1
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

do you see a dentist normally?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
3 times a year for cleaning. I also smoke cigarettes so my teeth are really stained
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Yes, I think the gums are stained as well

do you take any meds?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No I do not
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 8 months ago

It could be the smoking for sure

cigarettes can cause gum recession and darkening

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