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My 6-year-old has a black discoloration on his gums that is sensitive to touch. It won’t come off. What could this be?

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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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The possibilities include an infection, trauma, an erupting tooth, or normal pigmentation. Either way, I would strongly suggest a visit to the pediatric dentist for an evaluation of the problem.

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