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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience Dentistry
Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It wil ... Read More

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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Normal post-op: Erythema (red nessof the tissue) is one of the normal cardinal signs of inflammation that occur after a procedure, such as an extraction. If pain, s ... Read More
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Dr. James Vito
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Possible: Multiple red spots could mean an infection. You should bet it checked out by dentist who extracted your tooth.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Any bacterial, viral: Or fungal infection can cause this. Have a culture done for confirmation. Take care !
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Teeth yellowing: May be extrinsic or intrinsic. In addition to seeing your Physician for a physical exam, lab tests, and throat swab, see your Dentist for oral examin ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
See below: Could be totally unrelated, see your dentist for a definitive diagnosis, if not dentally related will be referred to your MD.
A 48-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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Many Possibilities: Ranging from completely benign to worrisome. Get it evaluated by a dentist asap and be prepared for a possible re-evaluation later.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Too numerous: Red spots on gums can be from one of many causes, too numerous to discuss in this brief forum. Any red or white gum lesions, especially they don't di ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Gums-tooth abscess: This infection will not resolve on its own with home care. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth, and the second most common is a gum or c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
35 years experience Dentistry
Sounds ok: Since you are not having any pain, it sound like you are healing fine. I wouldn't worry about any spots unless they get painful or inflamed. It takes ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Red sore spots: Have it examined by your own dentist. It could be quite a number of things- viral, from smoking, irritation, or a host of other possibilities. We can& ... Read More
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