Suggest treatment for black spots on gums

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Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 in Dental Health
Question: Hi, I am XXXXXXX I have a blackspot on my gums that seems to have appeared overnight. I am worried about melanoma. I dont smoke or drink.

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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
physiologic pigmentation, ecchymosis

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.

As far as the black spot over the gums is concerned, I have two possibilities, it can be a normal physiologic pigmentation or it can be ecchymosis secondary to trauma. It is don't think that is a melanoma.

I will suggest you consult an oral physician and get it evaluated. In the interim you need not be worried it is unlikely to be a cancer.

Hope my answer will help you, take care.

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