Black Line Around Gum on Filled Tooth

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SeagullFTB

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I posted quite some time ago about a chip on the side of my canine tooth. I built up the courage to see my dentist and she said it had decayed a bit, so she smoothed it down and filled it with a white composite filling. The filling covers the entire side of my tooth right down to the gum.

I have now noticed an unpleasant black mark around the tooth at the gumline. Is it common for composite fillings to discolour and turn black at the gum? I know this happens with crowns, but wasn't sure about fillings. Concerned that it could be decay under the filling.
 
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Gordon

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It's possible, could just need a bit of a polish. Mention it the next time you get a check up.
 
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