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A 26-year-old male asked:

What is the small white spot on my gums? not painful. very small. has a yellowish color to it. 26 yo make. could it be cancer? it isnt a canker sore.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
White spot: There are scores of white spot lesions, most perfectly benign, but some problematic. Cannot answer your question without an examination and possible biopsy. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an informed diagnosis.

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