A 23-year-old female asked:
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?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Brett Noorda answered
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
Dr. William Jakavick answered
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Spots: Sounds like traumatic areas, many possible causes, how long they been there, .
Answered on Jun 14, 2013
Dr. Gary Sandler answered
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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