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Thursday, December 12, 2013
My 15 year old daughter just show me her gums. sore and it has a black spot on the gum right above the tooth. What is it? why is it sort?
Please take her to a periodontist. I cannot tell you for sure, but teenager patients may experience some periodontal problems mainly due to hormonal changes. Pain on gums is a good sign of it. This also may be related to stress that she may be experiencing. Black spots may be just a piece of calculus sitting under the gum line. But she needs to be seen if she has sore gums.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University