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Old 06-05-2006, 11:42 AM   #1
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Blackish blue spot on gums

Hi, I have had a blackish blue looking spot in one little area on my bottom gum. It's on the left side and it's hardly noticeable but it has been there for a while. It is right underneath one of my teeth. Does anyone know what this might be?

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Old 06-06-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Blackish blue spot on gums

It could be an amalgam tatoo. If you have a silver filling anywhere near it, some of the filling material could've "tatooed" your gum tissue during placement. I don't know exactly how it happens, but I know that it's not uncommon.

Old 06-07-2006, 08:09 AM   #3
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Re: Blackish blue spot on gums

Yep, an amalgam tattoo. Point it out to your dentist at your next cleaning.

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