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my gums are turning white

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Levy
49 years experience Periodontics
Brush: Trying brushing your teeth and gums; preferably with a high quality soft tooth brush. Don't forget flossing as well.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
Gum or clot?: Please see the dentist asap. Tenderness after extraction is common--usually most pronounced in the first 48 hrs. As for the "white gums", you may be ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pira Sadeghi
40 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Stop whitening: Stop whitening as the material may cause harm to your gum and surrounding tissue. White area should go away after1-2 weeks. Please check with your den ... Read More
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Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: I would go to a Dentist for a checkup. Gum discoloration can be caused by many things including thrush or leukoplakia a precancerous condition, side e ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodont ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: There are a number of things that can result in white lines on your gums, but regardless what the causes are, white lines on your gums can be a sign o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly teeth: Before they erupt into the mouth, teeth will sometimes look like this but that will depend on the age of the baby. Best to get it looked at to be sure ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Needs to be seen: It's hard to know without actually being able to see it in person. It might be plaque and stained calculus either at the gum line or beneath the gum ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Check it out: purple gums can come from gum disease and purple gums can come from a systemic blood problem, so get it checked our soon
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Decalcification: Those white spots are areas of decalcification related to the buildup of food and plaque, and the formation of acids around your braces, that mar the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Rashes: You may have a viral illness but in view of your sore throat, i would see your doctor for a throat culture to rule out scarlet fever.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Unsure: Do you have pain with your gums and has this lasted awhile? Did you recently have your teeth bleached at the dental office or use a take home kit? Di ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities as to what they are and there are many methods to remove them. See a dentist to determine exactly what they are and then ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infection: This is, in no way normal, and you must be seen urgently by your family dentist. Please sign off of this application and call the dental clinic for an ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly: Poor circulation will cause discoloration of fingertips. The question what is the cause of the poor circulation. You may have raynaud syndrome. You sh ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Trauma: Most likely you hurt yourself with a sharp or hard object.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Could be: Normal pigmentation. If they have just appeared as opposed to you just noticing them there are a number of causes like allergy, oral fungal infection ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
White gums: No idea without an examination. Please see your dentist or a periodontist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
White spots: could be normal
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Can be thrush?: Unless a doctor sees these white bumps, it is difficult to guess. It could very well be thrush or bad oral hygiene.
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Pigmentation ?: Can't tell without an exam. Make an appointment with his dentist.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
? vitiligo: White discoloration results from a malfunction of your skin's normal pigment, melanin. For exampe, vitiligo results when melanocytes are destroyed spr ... Read More

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