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Just came from dentist and hygienist saw three red poke marks in back of pallet. i feel fine, mo symptoms of anything and dentist was not in. h

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Dr. Charles Gordon answered

Specializes in Adolescent Medicine

Too vague: Go back when dentist is present. It may be some old scar tissue or he may want to get some blood tests,

Answered 3/7/2017

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Red marks: Reinvestigate in 10 days (return to the Dentist for an examination). If still present your Dentist may refer you to an Oral Surgeon or an ENT. If they are gone, great, no treatment needed.

Answered 6/11/2017

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Lesions: What you describe could be from any number of things and most are benign and gone within 10-14 days, What is important is that you have your mouth re-examined in two weeks to see whether or not they're gone. If not they need to be identified. If your own dentist is not qualified to know what to do, see an Oral Surgeon just to be safe.

Answered 4/10/2017

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Contact DDS: Contact your dentist for a clinical evaluation and possible oral cancer screen. If warranted, the dentist may refer you for further evaluation to an oral surgeon. Most likely, it is not a problem.

Answered 4/8/2017

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Dr. Gabriel Malouf answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Monitor...: If this remains unchanged for 2 weeks, set a follow-up appointment and discuss with your provider.

Answered 6/11/2017

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Dr. Howard Schneider answered

Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry

Likely from suction: These little red marks may be from the suction that was used during your dental procedure. If they are they should resolve on their own within a few days. If they are still present in 7-10 days then please see your dentist for a reevaluation.

Answered 6/5/2017

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Dr. Robert Brodsky answered

Specializes in Geriatrics

Have Dentist see it: If they do not disappear in about a week, you have to look into it furthut. Are there any habits you have that could cause this?

Answered 6/7/2018

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Dr. Jaspreet Dheri answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Go back in 2 weeks: If you still see those marks after 2 weeks, go back to your dentist for an evaluation.

Answered 9/19/2017

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Dr. Raymond Traver answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Recheck in 2 weeks: i would have you back in two weeks to make sure they are gone

Answered 11/28/2017

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Dr. Elton Behner answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Wait two weeks: and have the dentist check it. It may be gone by then.

Answered 10/29/2017

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