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small white spots on gums

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
35 years experience Endodontics
White spots on gums: How long they have been there .Are they painful . Can you scrape it or not .Please be checked by a dentist who deals with oral medicine or even a regu ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Menendez
37 years experience Prosthodontics
Salivary glands: If they are yellowish whitish like small grains of sand, could be Fordyce granules, salivary glands.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurren ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not sure: Not sure without exam. See dentist for evaluatoin.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Exam: Impossible to do a differential diagnosis without an examination. Any white lesions should be examined. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon.
A female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
See DDS: Go back to the dentist that performed the extraction for a clinical evaluation. Make sure you are not smoking as this will retard healing.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Sore gums: This may be an infection called herpetic stomatitis, which is an infection from the herpes simplex virus. Or, it may be multiple aphthous ulcers (cank ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
The may: Herpes can manifest in different ways orally, white spots are possible, but are not the most common. Redness is the most common way for herpes to affe ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
22 years experience Pediatrics
Thrush or: Oral candidiasis is generally a superficial fungal infection of the mouth characterized by white flaky patches most often on the sides of the cheek an ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
White spots: in mouth MAY be a yeast infection. Please see your doctor. This can also include white spots on tongue, back of mouth, digestive problems, and itcy a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
48 years experience Dentistry
Consult dds ASAP: many reasons. See your dentist ASAP.

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