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Q. What are the dark grayish colored patches on my upper four teeth?

Answered by
Dr. Tinu Thampy
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 23, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 23, 2021

Hi doctor,

I am a 24 year old female, and I have dark grayish colored patches on the crown of my four upper teeth along the gum line. I can send pictures if you want. Is it periodontitis? I am very scared.

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Hi,

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Thank you for your query.

  • The dark gray colored deposits on your teeth is a part of the subgingival calculus. That means, the deposits started long back and irritated the gingiva. The slight bleeding from gums made it stained.
  • This is not periodontitis. But, it is the starting phase of gum disease. This can be reversed by proper scaling and root polishing by a dentist at the earliest. If the treatment is delayed, then it can progress to periodontitis.

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