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A 21-year-old male asked:

Two white patches on either side of back of mouth. same area is red, had since november. no pain or bleeding just had a tooth extraction. what could b

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Can't tell: Can't tell without seeing the patches. Sounds like you need a complete examination, not just emergency tooth-pilling care. White patches should always be investigated. N make a dental appointment for a cleaning and full examination/x-rays, then discuss the findings with the dentist and follow his/her advice.
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Ask a dentist: Redness in tissue may be normal or an indication of chronic infection. If what is described is in fact signs of infection, your entire body has been constantly battling with it within your blood, which affects health of kidneys, liver, joints, etc., in a long run. A trained dentist can assure you whether "wait ; see" approach is wise. So please consult with your dentist or oral surgeon today!

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