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why do i have white spots on my gums

A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 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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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
White spots on gums: May be normal stippling of gums. Would have to be seen to be sure or diagnose other condition. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stippling_(dentistry ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
White spots: Usually innocuous and go away by themselves. But can represent anything from an area of irritation to tissue infection to neoplasm. Let your Dentist ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Could be thrush: It is possible that you have thrush, a yeast infection. It could also be something more serious but it is important that you see your doctor or dentis ... Read More
A 18-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
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: It is possible that you have an acute virulent gum disease that requires immediate care, acute necrotizing gingivitis. Please contact your Dentist, or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
47 years experience Dentistry
Consult dds ASAP: many reasons. See your dentist ASAP.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: If they were thereu before appointment, check w dentist. If they were not there before appointment, ck w dentist. May be as innocuous as canker sor ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not sure: Not sure without exam. See dentist for evaluatoin.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Tissue damage: Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizer. The bubbling that you see is form the breakdown into oxygen and water. This can kill bacteria in your mout ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Peroxide burn: It's only temporary over-oxidation\burning\dehydration of the tissue. It will return to normal within a day or so. Speak to your dentist about ho ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
28 years experience Dentistry
Peroxide is Strong!: The peroxide probably bleached the pigment and then burned your gums. When we use peroxide in the mouth, we custom make trays to hold the material on ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
White spots: There is no way to diagnose this without a visual examination and additional information. Call your dentist for an examination.

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