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Gum Diseases

Sore gums

09/16/2008

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

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