A member asked:

Needing expert help. i have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. is it oral cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

I doubt that it is cancer. Cancer is a growth which can be seen or felt as a lump of flesh which is new and not supposed to be present normally in an organ like gums.You should get a medical check up to remove any doubts.

Answered Nov 14, 2016

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Unlikely but: See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

Answered Aug 5, 2017

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