A 23-year-old female asked:
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while brushing my teeth, i noticed 4 red spots on the roof of my mouth near the back near my throat. what could they be?

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Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Possibilities: Several possible causes include infection (bacterial or viral), cancer, allergies, or injury. It is impossible to know without examining the spots. You need to have a dentist examine the roof of your mouth to determine what the spots are, so see your dentist.
Answered on Mar 22, 2014
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Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Spots: Sounds like traumatic areas, many possible causes, how long they been there, .
Answered on Jun 14, 2013
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Many possibilities &: There is no way to know without actually examining you. It could be something benign and temporary and go away within a few days or something more serious in need of treatment. Merely giving you a list of possibilities isn't very helpful. If you want to know for sure, see your dentist. Regardless, any lesion that remains longer than 2 weeks needs to be diagnosed!
Answered on May 18, 2015

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