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Gums Inflamed Painful White Spots
Sore gums: This may be an infection called herpetic stomatitis, which is an infection from the herpes simplex virus. Or, it may be multiple aphthous ulcers (canker sores). You should have this examined by your dentist, but in either case, they should heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Your dentist can suggest some remedies to control the pain. ...Read more
I have somewhat painful tiny white spot on the top of my gum on the right side There are some other white spots higher up that don't hurt wht cld it b?
Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more
No: If they were thereu before appointment, check w dentist. If they were not there before appointment, ck w dentist. May be as innocuous as canker sores. ...Read more
White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when i bit my cheek?
Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more
I've just been sick with the flu/high temp/ sore throat. Now my mouth has swollown gums and painful white spots. What are those?
Consult dds ASAP: many reasons. See your dentist ASAP.Get a more detailed answer ›
White Spots: First off: stop chewing. One of the worse habits that someone can do to themselves. White lesions associated with "dipping" is the first sign of cellular change which means cells are in a dysplastic stage meaning possible beginning stages of cancer. Of all cancers; oral cancer is the most debilitating due to the surgery needed to remove. Jeffrey r. Briney, d.D.S. ...Read more
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