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Painful white spots on gums, is it herpes?

Painful white spots on gums, is it herpes?

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

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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?

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

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Painful white spots on my gums after dentist, normal?

Painful white spots on my gums after dentist, normal?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Herpetic primary gin: Your first outbreak of a herpes infection manifests these symptoms.
Primary herpetic gingeva stomatitis has all these classical symptoms. An anti viral med could help but most symptoms take 10 - 14 days to disappear.
Feel better! ...Read more

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Why do I have white spots on my gums?

Why do I have white spots on my gums?

White spots on gums: May be normal stippling of gums. Would have to be seen to be sure or diagnose other condition. See: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Stippling_ (dentistry) ...Read more

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Two small white spots on gums. What could they be?

Two small white spots on gums. What could they be?

Salivary glands: If they are yellowish whitish like small grains of sand, could be Fordyce granules, salivary glands. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my gums its been there for 3wks and they don't hurt?

I have white spots on my gums its been there for 3wks and they don't hurt?

Could be thrush: It is possible that you have thrush, a yeast infection. It could also be something more serious but it is important that you see your doctor or dentist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am seeing white spots on my gum from dipping, is this bad?

I am seeing white spots on my gum from dipping, is this bad?

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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I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

I have small white spots on mybottom gum below teeth. Should I be concerned. I am 21?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black.?

I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black.?

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

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Will the white spots go away after using hydrogen peroxide for a rinse and can it damage your gums?

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

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Do oral herpes cause white spots on gums?

Do oral herpes cause white spots on gums?

Possibly: Oral herpes can cause white or red spots and small ulcers in your mouth. ...Read more

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Hi I have bad tooth ache and white spots on the gum by tooth that hurts?

Hi I have bad tooth ache and white spots on the gum by tooth that hurts?

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

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What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?

What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?

Sounds like it: Typically the white spots or plaques will wipe of and leave a red area underneath. If you suspect thrush call your dentist or md for evaluation. Its unusual to a teen to get it. Maybe you have a systemic issue or on an antibiotic? Get checked. ...Read more

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If I have white spots and dark red spots on my gums and tongue, but they get better when I stop using Oysco500 +D?

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