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Why are my gums like this, is it a cause for concern?

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cgiii

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Hi Everyone!

Wanted to see if anyone could tell me why my bottom gums are like this. They don’t really hurt, but it’s given me a ton of anxiety. I feel like they may have been like this for a while, but haven’t paid much attention until now.

I’ve scheduled a dentist appt in a few weeks but would hate it to go if I don’t really need to. Any advice?
 

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Sorry, not seeing the issue? Like what?
 
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Sorry, not seeing the issue? Like what?
My bottom gums (under my bottom 6 teeth) have those black and gray spots in the photo I have attached. My top gums looks normal and don’t have any black or gray discoloration.
 

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It appears to be normal pigmentation. What's your ethnicity?

Occasionally it shows up in very heavy smokers but it's nothing serious.
 
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