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i have a red spot on my gums

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Gum pain: See a dentist soon ask it may be an infection.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
See your Dentist: May be trauma from crunchy snack food, gum or tooth infection, burn, abrasion, or one of many other causes. See your Dentist for differential diagnos ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See Your Dentist: Any red lesion or a dark red spot in the mouth that does not resolve itself in two-three weeks should be evaluated by your dentist.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
See Dentist: Sorry, could be many things, most not concerning, but potential to be marker of significant issue. Needs looked at to evaluate properly.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Red spot: The spot would need to be seen by a dentist to tell what it is. X-rays may be needed to make a diagnoses There are several causes of red spots so se ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Red Spot: How large is it? How long has it been there? Any dental restorations on the teeth in the area? Without these answers an accurate diagnosis cannot be m ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Discreet red spots are not gingivitis. Make an appointment to see your Dentist in about 14 days. If the red spots are gone by then, cancel the appoi ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Small rest spot: This might be as simple as an irritation from food or the bristles of a toothbrush. However, it CAN NOT be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Get checked: get checked by a dentist, rule out unresolved infection in the bone associated with the extracted wisdom tooth, or perhaps infection from an adjacent ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience Family Medicine
Keep cleaning teeth: Keep cleaning your teeth and gums daily
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Basile Muntean
Specializes in Dentistry
It depends: It depends on how long has it been there. If recent, it may not mean anything other that mechanical irritation. If present for more than 14 days, it c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: Unless you are a heavy tobacco abuser, it is not likely to be cancer, however, it is not feasible to say what the lesion may be, without examining yo ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Dental eval: There a a couple of things that this can be. If it is behind her last teeth, then it could be a permanent molar erupting and you don't need to worry ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Dentist: Make appt to see your Dentist while you are having an acute episode
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience Dentistry
Red spot on palate: The red spot could be caused by any of the things you suggested. Best thing to do would be to visit your dentist if the spot does not disappear within ... Read More

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