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Brown spot on gums, pains, discolouration, tobacco user

I have a small brown spot on my gums , they re more like strands it appears to be. The spot seemed to be a bit raw today I noticed the discoloration and correlated the pain with the spot. I do use chewing tobacco this is the first I ve felt any kind of rawness or discoloration I m going to see my dentist Friday about it. Any idea what it may be?
Asked On : Sun, 13 May 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Appearence of brown sore spots on the gums is nothing but the ulcerated area developed on the gum mucosa due to irritation caused by chronic use of tobacco .

TObacco chewing and smoking has many hazardous effects on the oral health as well as general well being so please discontinue the habit .

For ulceration , i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area which helps in healing.

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.

visit a dentist and get the examination done , if the symptoms do not subside,

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
chewing tobacco for years can cause serious oral health problems,
according to your complain,it seems you have developed an ulcer over the gums.
i can understand that how painful it might be, i suggest you to stop tobacco chewing right away to avoid any serious complications.
start taking care of your oral hygiene,
use an antibacterial mouthwash(2-3 times/day),
avoid hot and spicy food for a while,
take an anti-inflammatory tablet to relieve pain,
and visit your dentist as soon as possible.
i wish you good health,
take care.

Answered: Thu, 31 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,
The brown spot may be precancerous lesion.
A biopsy of the lesion will help to diagnose the condition.
Discontinue the use of tobacco/pan chewing.
take vitamin supplements,iron and folic acid tablets daily.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice daily.
Use chorhexidine mouthrinse to gargle.
Steroids has to be administered in chronic conditions.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Brown spots on the gums is due to irritation caused by the chronic use of tobacco.
You probably have developed ulceration associated with the spot.

I would suggest you to visit a Dentist get the clinical evaluation done take an x-ray if needed.
Go for complete scaling and polishing of the mouth.

I would suggest you to stop tobacco chewing.
Avoid eating of hot spicy food stuffs, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Apply Dologel oral ointment topically over the affected area.
Take tab combiflam twice to relief pain.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
First I would advise you to quit the habit. Tobacco chewing is the most common cause for development of oral cancer and associated lesions. It causes damage to the mucosa, gums, tongue, jaws etc. Quit the habit and get your teeth scaled to remove the stains present over the teeth.

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
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First of all give up your tobacco chewing habit.
As you are tobacco addict (chewing), it can be a precancerous condition.
avoid spicy food, & to reduce stress level if any.
Brush and floss more frequently.
Scrape your tongue.
I would appreciate if you could see an oral pathologist. He / she can carefully examine the area and biopsy is entailed to confirm it.
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi,i read your problem this may be related to your tobacco chewing i will suggest you please go to an oral pathologist and go for complete examination and please follow all the given instructions.nothing to get worried.take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 31 May 2012
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