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Gums Inflamed Painful White Spots
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
There are some small dot like white spots on my gum after 3 days of my tooth being extracted. It feels bit irritated but not painful and is just a lit?
Dots: If you think you are healing anything other than normally, call your Surgeon for a post-treatment reevaluation. ...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?
Salivary glands: If they are yellowish whitish like small grains of sand, could be Fordyce granules, salivary glands. ...Read more
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
Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, I would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more
Will the white spots go away after using hydrogen peroxide for a rinse and can it damage your gums?
Not recommended: You should never rinse with hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth or remove white spots. You may damage your gums or soft tissue. ...Read more
I have small tiny white spots on my gums that don't hurt. It seems to be less visible after I gargle water with salt. I noticed a week ago. What is it?
Infection: Probability is that you have infection of tooth/teeth, gums, or both. Can't diagnose or treat this over the computer. This is not a DIY problem. Do what you would do if you had a severe infection anywhere else in your body, seek immediate professional help. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. Don't put it off. ...Read more
What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?
If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?
Hard pressed: I'm hard pressed to see a relationship between calcium supplement and the lesions you describe. White and red lesions on pink tissue should be examined if they don't completely dissapear in 10-14 days. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for differential diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment. ...Read more
My gum is slightly brown above my teeth and has some white spots which are consisted of very small white dots themselves, what are these?
PIGMENTATION: This could be your natural gum pigmentation color unless you are taking some type of medcation. ...Read more