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Sudden eruption of purple spot on the gum, not raised or painful. Have good dental hygiene. Is it serious?

I have a very small purple spot that came out of nowhere on my gum above my front tooth . I do not smoke and I brush my teeth twice a day and floss at least 4-5 times a week. I am Caucasian in my late 20 s. The spot doesn t hurt and it is level with my gum (not raised). What could it be and should I be concerned? Will my gum go back to it s normal color?
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
according to the history provided by you,it seems some kind of pigmentation spot has appeared which is nothing to worry about,
this kind of pigmentation appears due to number of factors, like vitamin deficiencies, oral medication, etc.
i would recommend maintain your oral hygiene as you are,
use an antibacterial mouth wash(twice/day)
massage you gums with your finger for atleast a minute,
take oral antioxidant capsules for a month(1capsule/day),
i wish you good health.
take care.
Answered: Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
pigmentation may be because of so many factors like smoking, medication,vitamin deficiency,etc.
as you provided the detail,no smoking, maintaining oral hygiene,no pain and swelling and no other symptoms,it seems it is i will suggest you please maintain your oral hygiene properly.if you will have any symptom like pain and swelling etc,please go to your dentist and go for complete examination and proper treatment.nothing to get worried.take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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