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i have a small white dot on my lower gums. i noticed my gum hurt a couple days ago but the white spot just showed up today. what is it?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
White spot: It sounds like either a tooth or gum abcess. It might also be a canker sore. Only a clinical exam with x-rays can make an accurate diagnosis. Make an appointment to see your dentist.
Answered on Feb 23, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
One of...: One of scores of possibilities. Without an examination can't differentiate. Call your Dentist and ask if you should be seen now, or if they would like to give lesion some resolution time.
Answered on Mar 10, 2016

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