Dark Spots On Gums

What Causes Dark Spots On Gums?

Dark spots on gums can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose dark spots on gums, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "dark spots on gums" as a symptom.  For example, mercury toxicity.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
angry/hostile disposition
eyes bulge from past hyperthyroidism
coated tongue
preauricular node problems
severe vision disturbances
low cold water fish consumption
fatigue after slight exertion
poor balance
being easily excitable
occasional sore throats
slight moodiness
very late puberty onset
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of dark spots on gums.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Mouth/Oral Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about dark spots on gums:
Do your gums have dark spots or areas?
Possible responses:
→ No / normal pink color / don't know
→ Yes, at least one
→ Yes, more than one, or a larger area
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate dark spots on gums, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness).