Does using smokeless tobacco cause gums to become purple?
I have been using smokeless tabacco pouches on and off for 2-3 years and i recently brushed my terth to find my gums "torn up" where some of the infected areas are of a somewhat purple color. Honestly I have not been regularly brushing my teeth and am wondering if the tabacco is making my gums purplish or if its my lack of dental hygiene.
Tobacco causes pigmentation known as smokers melanosis. Hyperpigmentation in your case can be considered a physiological process, as you have not mentioned any other symptoms. But my advice to you is to get it clinically examined.
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