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Gum Diseases

Bruised gum

03/21/2006

Question:

I have had a bruise about the size of the head of a pencil erase on my gum for several years. The bruise is above healthy teeth - no decay or even fillings where the bruise is located. I have may teeth cleaned and checked regularly and my dentist has looked at it and doesn`t seem to be concerned. I would like it to go away. It doesn`t hurt, there is no swelling it is just not very attractive. Is there any hope of getting ride of this problem

Answer:

If it is localized only in the soft tissue, it is easier to remove it. I recommend that you see a periodontist or oral surgeon.

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Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University