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Why are my lower gums dark and strange looking?

My lower gums down below lower lip , are very dark and strange looking. The upper gums around my upper geeth are very pink and healthy looking. What is going on with my lower gums? I am 77 years old and weigh about 200 lbs. There is no pain involved in this gum change, buy I am in the dark about what has happened.Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Your lower gums have been of the same color and nature from starting or have they started appearing like this from few months or years like this ? if they are from starting like this, they cant be pathological, so nothing to worry about. but if they have recently appeared like this , then it can be due to gingivitis or periodontitis or some blood disorder or due to some drug reaction. if so id the case , then go for a oral check up to your nearest dentist and rule out all possibilites. if its the gingivitis or perodontitis, scaling ( cleaning of teeth ) will help, if required gum surgery can be done also. if other reasons, then you have to go for their treatment. if its just from starting and you want them removed for esthetic purposes, go for laser treatment and your gums will be normal in no time.

wishing you good health
with best regards
Dr Ankit
Answered: Sun, 6 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Deepali Upadhyaya's  Response

you need not to worry about the condition of your lower gums because with age there is change in vascularity(blood flow) to gums and also there is change in keratinization of the gums. Color of gums depends a lpt opn fators like blood flow, fibroblasts, kerainization and presence of melanin pigments.
So this is a usual affair which happens to many. so need not to worry.

take care
dr deepali, lucknow
Answered: Mon, 7 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
you did not tell that are you a smoker?,secondly this color of your gingiva is since strting you noticed or recently changed?
if it is same since starting han there is no problem..........
if not may be due to so many causes like gingival inflammation,drug reaction etc....................
i will suggest you please go to dentist and get the dental checkup done after that follow all the instructions given............
nothing to get worried
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Sat, 19 May 2012
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