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Gums are black

Hi doctor My son is nearly 2 years his gums are black in colour here and there what is the reason for that and when I can start him brushing with paste and also he having gap in t His teeth
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Dr. Sanjay Shah
30 yrs. of exp | Mumbai | Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentist

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Don't worry plz..  It's normal to have dark colours in gums.  Send me ur pics.. He is tok small but lasers can help once he grows up.  Lasers can remove the dark pigmentation of the gums. 
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Dr. Babita Sangwan
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Hi this color is because of the normal melanin pigmentation of his gums. .need not worry and still for a confirmation you can get a dental check up done. .hope this helps
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Dr. Kshitiz Rohilla
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Posting a clinical picture would have been more helpful.... considering his age, this is most likely a non pathological condition wherein the amount of melanin in the gum tissue is more in some patients..... it is nothing to be worried or treated.... Regards....
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Dr. Yatharth Bhatia
12 yrs. of exp | Gurgaon | Dentist
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Hi Colour of the gums at certain areas can be brown to black ... That is normal and so is gaps in milk teeth Need not worry Yes you can make him use a brush with kids paste
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Dr. Kishor V.Selukar
8 yrs. of exp | Pune | Dentist
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Gaps in milk teeth are normal thing, no need to worry about , about color, start cleaning/massage of gums with clean,dustfree,washed cloth, by wrapping in your finger, secondly black color may be genetic also
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follow gum cleaning, observe for color difference after 6months
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brush is also available in medical stores which you can hold in single finger, like ring
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Dr. Puja Bansal
18 yrs. of exp | Pune | Dentist
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hello, you need to start brushing your child's teeth which will bring a change in the colour of the gums.
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Dr. Gaurav Goel
16 yrs. of exp | Delhi | Dentist
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Like our skin, hair color the color of gums may also vary from person to person. Dark coloration may be due to melanin pigmentation. Don't worry its normal.
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Dr. Jagadish CD
6 yrs. of exp | Mysore | Dentist
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Having a black colour skin is not a disease, over the face or in side the mouth. Cosmetic advertisement on TV makes us think that way. Having a black pigments actually keeps u away from diseases. Take your child to a an oral diagnostician (OMR) He or she will tell u if those pigments are normal or diseased.
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Dr. Vinod Kumar K R
17 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Dentist
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It might be because of melanin pigmentation on gums. No need get tensed.
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