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Inflammed gums
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Inflammed gums
Hi all,

I have had very painful dark red gums on my left side for a few days now. There are also grey/white streaks on the inflamed area. Any idea what this could be?

Thanks
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540545 tn?1377626518
When was your last dental checkup and cleaning?  Any trauma in the area?  Change of toothpaste, mouthwash etc?  

It could be an injury, it could be an allergic reaction to something, it could be an infection (buildup of tartar and plaque) or it could be some type of disease such as lichen planus.  Its hard to say.  

I would recommend seeing a dentist or your primary care physician.

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Until you can see a dentist, watch what you eat.
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