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Have black colour discoloration all over inside mouth, gums turning white, tongue lost sense, gaps increasing between teeth. Reason?

I have black colour discoloration all over the inside area of my mouth and my gums also appear to be turning white in colour and gaps increase between the teeth,imy tongue also has lost the capacity to sense the taste, whatever I eat tastes to be just bland. please let me know whether its a serious problem and can it be cured
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Details provided by you are not sufficient,you did not mention whether you are taking prolonged medicine or you have any medical problem and since how many days you have the same?
1.Black discoloration inside the mouth may be because of prolonged use of any medication,hydrogen peroxide containing mouthwash etc........
2.White discoloration of your gums may be following possibilities-
a.if white discoloration is limited to edges of gums,this is because of food debris and deposits.
b.if white discoloration is spread to whole gum and cover the cheek region,it could be-
oral thrush/fungal infection/leukoplakia
So i will suggest you please visit an oral surgeon as soon as possible and get the complete oral examination done and take a proper treatment after diagnosis.and maintain good oral hygiene also.
Take Care.
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Hello dear
As per information provided by you it seems as if you are suffering from severe discolouration of gums, increasing gap between teeth and blended taste of tongue due to pus discharge from gums. You need to consult a periodontist of a dental hygienest and get complete intra oral checkup and cleaning.
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
You have not mentioned if you have any habits like tobacco chewing, smoking. Black discoloration of the moth could be due to smoking, tobacco chewing, Gums turning white could be due to any fungal infection or other white lesions of the oral cavity. I feel you should consult a dentist to identify the problem and if required a biopsy should be done. If you have any bad oral habits pl withdraw from it at the earliest.

Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi sheela
thanks for asking your query

loss of taste has multiple reasons like poor oral hygiene,infections,gastrice reflux disease,upper respiraory tract and sinus infection and certain meddications

exact diagnosis can only be made by clinical examination and complete medical history

maintain a very good oral hygiene,brush twice aday,brush ur tongue as well,floss after every meal..
consult a dentist for further evaluation
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Black colour discolouration in the mouth can be due to poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, chronic use of tobacco.

Loss of sense of taste can be due to poor oral hygiene, infections, nutritional deficiencies, immunological disorders.

I would suggest you to visit to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and get the checkup done.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Take a balanced diet, drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

According to your history it appears as though you have developed pigmentation in your mouth.

How old are you?since when have you noticed this increasing gap in your teeth.?

The alteration of taste can be due to deficiency of vitamins,especially vitamin B.

I would suggest you to visit your dentist in this regard.

you can start with multivitamin,especially vitamin B supplements for a month.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM

I would like to tell you that black discoloration of teeth is due to:-
-poor oral hygiene
-tobacco chewing
-some prolonged medication

Whitish lesion can be :-
-due to smoking or tobacco chewing
-poor oral hygiene
-oral thrush or fungal infection
To rule out you need to get biopsy done of that lesion.

Loss of sensation of tongue can be due to vitamin deficiency.

You need to go for complete dental check-up.

Also maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing.
Use 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash once daily.

Take multivitamin supplements.
Consult your dentist for further treatment.

Take care
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

The discolouration may be due to use of tobacco/pan chewing.
Biopsy of the lesion will help to diagnose the nature of precancerous condition.
I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical examination.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Discontinue the habit of tobacco or pan chewing.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Avoid intake of salty/spicy foods.
Take nutritious rich food.
Vitamin becosules and c can be taken.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Discoloration of the oral mucosa , loss of pigmentation of the gums , spacing in the teeth ,mobility of the teeth and loss of sensation of the tongue are signs of inflammation and may show malignancy if it is a chronic condition.

exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and evaluation by taking radiographs.

i would suggest you to get and OPG radiograph done which will help in diagnosis and accordingly treatment can be planned .

Maintain good oral hygiene by practicing regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

consult an oral surgeon and get the examination done.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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