Collagen Plug: Is it normal for gums to have a blueish color?

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My son had a sporting accident which resulted in a broken lateral incisor.  After an x-ray it was determined the tooth was cracked up past the gum line and into the root.  The dentist said it had to be removed.  The dental surgeon removed the tooth and placed a collagen plug, which is supposedly absorbed.  It has been 5 months now.  His gums seems to be blue somewhat, as opposed to the normal dark pink color.  Is this normal?
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
asked May 9, 2012 by anonymous
edited May 9, 2012 by choosedental
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1 Answer about Collagen Plug: Is it normal for gums to have a blueish color?

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After five months of healing the gums should look pink and normal like the rest of the teeth.

Also if an implant will be placed it should have been done already.  The longer you wait, the more bone that will be lost due to remodeling.  Then the implant has to be placed in deficient bone or a graft needs to be done.

Talk to your dentist about it to see what he recommends.

Good luck!
Dr. Carlos Boudet
West Palm Beach , FL
(561) 968 6022

answered May 13, 2012 by Carlos Boudet DDS, DICOI - West Palm Beach, FL

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