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HomeAnswersDentistrygingivitisThe gums of my lower jaw are pale pink. Is this normal?

My lower teeth gum color varies. Please clarify if I have gingivitis.

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Published At January 23, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I do not know if I have gingivitis. The gums of my front teeth in the lower jaw have a small hint of pale pink. But, on the right side, it shows a hint of a darker pink. Also, my teeth look larger on the back side. Is that normal? Please help me.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. You sound absolutely fine. The normal color of the gums is coral pink, and there will also be some random distribution of dark shades over the gums sometimes even brownish. The dark colour is nothing but melanin pigmentation which is again a normal feature of the gums. Regarding the lower tooth looking larger in size, I suspect it to be a big chunk of calculus (chalky white tartar) present in that area. I request you to send me a picture of it for an accurate diagnosis. And, the presence of calculus and slight redness around the gums is a definite sign of gingivitis.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S
Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Dentistry

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