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Tongue is white sore swollen and has teeth marks?

Tongue is white sore swollen and has teeth marks?

Clenching: When you clench your teeth together your tongue pushes out against them from the inside and leaves indents and sometimes a ridge along both sides of the tongue. Focus on your teeth during the day. They should only touch when you're eating. If your teeth are touching and you're not eating: that's clenching. Try to get used to keeping your teeth parted when your mouth is closed. Takes ~3wks. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Is the faded white around my gums leukoplakia?

Is the faded white around my gums leukoplakia?

See a dentist: Can't say without actually looking in your mouth. See your dentist to have the area evaluated. ...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. ?

Infection: It is possible that you have an acute virulent gum disease that requires immediate care, acute necrotizing gingivitis. Please contact your Dentist, or preferably a specialist Periodontist, before this gets out of hand. ...Read more

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Gum in between teeth has small bright red streaks. Very painful whiteish spot under gum skin a bit below red streaks.Gum not bleeding when flossed.

Gum in between teeth has small bright red streaks. Very painful whiteish spot under gum skin a bit below red streaks.Gum not bleeding when flossed.

Lesion: Any lesion must be examined to be diagnosed. Whether the lesion is on your toes, your elbow, or your gums, it must be visualized, palpated, explored, to be understood. Only with comprehensive diagnosis can treatment plan be properly formulated. ...Read more

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White hard bumps under gums means what?

Sorry unable: To render an opinion without an evaluation. Probably best to see your dentist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

Symptoms: Symptoms indicate normal anatomy with compromised Oral Hygiene. Make a 1st thing in the morning appointment with your Dentist. Do not brush, eat, or drink before appointment. Allow your Dentist to examine the white and yellow coatings before cleaning, then evaluate your hygiene technique, to help you address your symptoms. Please seek professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Need exam: Could be herpetic lesions, forscythe granules, blocked minor salivary gland, fistula from abscessed tooth, or so many other things. Please schedule appointment with your dentist for evaluation. ...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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Greyish blue spots on my gums no dental work frnt bottom gum onlg?

Greyish blue spots on my gums no dental work frnt bottom gum onlg?

Periodontal: Lower front gums, behind and front, is usually where the heaviest buildup of calculus, hardened plaque occurs. See your general dentist to get a definitive diagnosis and maybe a professional cleaning may save the problem. ...Read more

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Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Recently had a viral infection. Noticed white roof of mouth, furry white tongue, and yellow/red/white spots at back of mouth.

Oral Thrush?: What you describe may be candidiasis or oral thrush, which is a fungal infection and easily treated by your dentist (or physician). However, you need to have it looked at to confirm the diagnosis and then have proper treatment. ...Read more

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White colored tongue with small taste buds like red bumps.If i brushed then tongue is red. If i had tea then color is yellow.Back also small red bumps?

White colored tongue with small taste buds like red bumps.If i brushed then tongue is red. If i had tea then color is yellow.Back also small red bumps?

Tongue: Please make an appointment with your Dentist or with an Otolaryngologist (ENT) to be examined, diagnosed, and treatment planned. Your symptoms could have a myriad of causes, so you will have to be seen to do a differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore throat white puss spot on tongue swollen gkands?

Sore throat  white puss spot on tongue swollen gkands?

See physician: It does sound like strep throat. This can be easily diagnosed in your physician's office with a simple culture test. Please seek treatment soon. ...Read more

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White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical evaluation and cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Will merely listing some possibilities actual benefit you? See your dentist to start who may refer you to a physician if necessary. ...Read more

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Been biting my lip and now it turned into a white spot/patch?

Been biting my lip and now it turned into a white spot/patch?

Stop Biting: The tissues of the oral cavity can rapidly recover from minor trauma. If you can stop biting your lip and avoid any additional trauma or insult to the affected area, it may recover. if the area persists, or becomes hard, crusty appearing or bleeds readily, have your dentist examine the area to see if any treatment may be indicated. ...Read more

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My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

My entire mouth is pale yellow, my tongue is yellow striped. Tiny canker sores are forming on tongue sides + elongated red bumps forming under tongue?

Needs to be seen: You will have to see a local dentist, primary care physician or ENT specialist. We cannot diagnose or treat patients over the internet. A medical and dental history along with a personal clinical exam is required. ...Read more