Purple Gums

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venomx

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My gums are a dark purplish colour, just wanting to check this is normal ?
No pain, no bleeding and no sensitivity. They are purple at the front and bottom right at the front
I went to the dentist last month and all was ok

I heard melanin can cause it ( I do have brown skin )
They look like this... ( photo attached )

And I had two fillings last month and started using an electric toothbrush recently too.
 

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geos

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I’m not a doctor, but as your gum always been very dark? If yes, there’s no cause for concern. If not, you might want to see a dentist to have a better understanding of what is causing this.
 
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Gordon

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Geos has nailed it, if they've always been like that then it's just pigmentation, if it hasn't then you need to see your doctor, it can be a sign of systemic issues.
 
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