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saba18 days ago

Anyone has any idea how should we treat small single purple_brown spot on gum with yet unknown cause and symptoms

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17 days ago

Any discolored spots should be immediately examined by a doctor. Without diagnosis, there's no way to give advice on treatment. If the underlying cause isn't cared for, it can quickly turn into a complicated and costly treatment. I wish you luck.

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18 days ago

Since this is a half cut case, first and foremost I’ll recommend to review the patient family history. Even though they are a variety of normal buccal tissue appearance, studies have shown ethnic populations with darker skin tones are more likely to have colored spots. In fact an isolated single brown spot with a constant shape tend mostly to be a pigmentation in the gum. Talking about colors, in rare circumstances colored spots might be a sign of potential cancers mostly common in people 60+ y of age and are typiCally located underneath the tongue or at the very back roof of the mouth and suspicious of night fever and irregular temperatures. Think about doing some labworks such as exfoliative cytology if it comes to negative request a help from a Maxillofacial surgeon or head and neck surgeons they will recommend an incisional or a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy and probably some images. In the meantime I’ll suggest to have a regular buccal hygiene, rinse the mouth with salty warm water and keep the water in mouth for 40sec Q2 when wakes up and before bed, and uses some pain meds while closely monitoring the shape and the color.

4 days ago

Dear Saba Purple gums can signal that you have gum disease (periodontal disease). As gum disease worsens, you may notice that your gums are swollen and appear to be bright red or purple. Plaque is the root cause of gum disease, at first irritating your gums and eventually causing deep infections that can destroy your tissue and bone. It’s important that you practice proper oral hygiene to avoid gum disease and see a dentist as soon as possible if you think you are suffering with the disease.

4 days ago

Purple gums can signal that you have gum disease (periodontal disease). As gum disease worsens, you may notice that your gums are swollen and appear to be bright red or purple. Plaque is the root cause of gum disease, at first irritating your gums and eventually causing deep infections that can destroy your tissue and bone. It’s important that you practice proper oral hygiene to avoid gum disease and see a dentist as soon as possible if you think you are suffering with the disease. 

4 days ago

A purple spot on your gums could also be a sign of oral malignant melanoma, which we discussed above. You should see a medical professional as soon as possible if you have a purple spot anywhere in your mouth

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